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Adding a graphical frontend to R

There is a nice alternative to R-Studio; you can use VIM with TMUX and the VIM-R-Plugin. This is quiet neat and a likely more "arch" way of doing R. I think most of the users would rather do it that way so a word to that would be great in the apropriate section.

ninux 20:40, 29 March 2013

Good idea. Go and do it. Everyone can edit the wiki. -- Fengchao (talk) 00:06, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
I plan to add more info to the wiki in the coming days with a goal to remove the stub qualification Gabx (talk) 23:40, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

High performance R

I have tried the solution using Intel MKL, and for me the speedup was negligible. This was for a script that does Markov-chain Monte Carlo studies of traits related to mating on a moose population. The libraries plyr, MuMIn, gdata, parallel and MCMCglmm were used. Does anyone have experience with significant speedupt using MKL? Perhaps in applications using lots of linear algebra? --AsmundEr (talk) 08:22, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

I think the section on optimized builds should be dropped from the wiki, or moved to a less proninent location. openblas commonly causes problems with R HPC packages for parallel computations, and the r-mkl AUR package has been orphaned due to licencing issues. In short getting an optimized blas working with R is a fairly advanced and error-prone process, and I don't think it should be the second thing people see when they look up R on the Archlinux wiki. Thoughts? Izahn (talk) 14:55, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Since there was no objection here I've moved the "Optimized package" section to the end. Izahn

Also there seems to be some evidence that MKL does not severely outperform OpenBLAS: Benchmarking Single- and Multi-Core BLAS --Matmo (talk) 20:13, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Revolution R Open

Now available in the AUR: revolution-r-open. Unikum (talk) 21:41, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

R CMD check problems with LaTeX

When creating packages you need to run the command R CMD check 'package-name' to check for errors. Using the arch R install, the process fails with a message

LaTeX errors when creating PDF version. This typically indicates Rd problems. LaTeX errors found: ! LaTeX Error: File `Rd.sty' not found.

The problem seems to be that the arch R installation puts Rd.sty in


whereas R CMD check is looking for it in


It may be possible to set a switch to tell R where it is, but I just created a /usr/share/R/texmf and copied it over, including

/usr/share/R/texmf/bibtex /usr/share/R/texmf/bibtex/bib /usr/share/R/texmf/bibtex/bib/RJournal.bib /usr/share/R/texmf/bibtex/bib/Rnews.bib /usr/share/R/texmf/bibtex/bst /usr/share/R/texmf/bibtex/bst/jss.bst /usr/share/R/texmf/tex /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/omscmtt.fd /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/omsaett.fd /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/Rd.sty /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/jss.cls /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/omsaer.fd /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/ts1aett.fd /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/ts1aer.fd /usr/share/R/texmf/tex/latex/Sweave.sty

just to cover all bets with respect to creating vignettes, etc.

Config files

Instead Rprofile.r should be .Rprofile. Unikum (talk) 05:17, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

dependency tk

I installed R on a new system and raised errors when trying "install.packages("hello_world")" both on console and in rstudio. The solution was to install the package tk. Maybe this dependency should be named some more directly (maybe next to gcc-fortran)? Kirjava (talk) 19:49, 22 December 2016 (UTC)