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Re^4: using R from Perl

by renovatio66 (Initiate)
on Aug 05, 2010 at 17:37 UTC ( #853195=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: using R from Perl
in thread using R from Perl

Sorry guys, that is the problem i cant install anything I have R on my machine and Perl but not any package bridging between the two, yet my project head is saying that it can be done and i HAVE NO IDEA whatsoever to tackle this. help me here.

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Re^5: using R from Perl
by graff (Chancellor) on Aug 06, 2010 at 02:26 UTC
    If you're on a windows machine, I'm sure there is a way to install CPAN stuff in your own "home" space and adjust your shell environment so that perl knows to look there for modules, but I don't know the details (I'm not a windows user, thankfully).

    If you're on linux or unix, you just need to make sure that your home directory contains subdirectories called "bin", "lib" and "lib/perl5". Then, run:

    perl -MCPAN -e shell
    You'll probably go through a long "first-time start-up" config dialog, in which all the "default" answers are the right answers. Then you'll see a prompt for action:
    cpan>
    Once you see that, just type something like this (supposing that your home directory is called "renovatio"):
    install Statistics::R PREFIX=/home/renovatio
    Any executables being installed by the module will be placed in your ~/bin directory; various module files will be placed into ~/lib/perl5/...

    If you have specific problems with installing a module, you can use your shell to go into ~/.cpan/build/{Module-Package-Name}, and try reading the README and/or INSTALL files (if any), and manually doing the sequence:

    perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/home/renovatio make make test make install
    If you get errors that you can't understand, and the module docs don't help, try posting some of the details here. Good luck!
Re^5: using R from Perl
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Aug 05, 2010 at 17:50 UTC
    the problem i cant install anything

    That is really quite ridiculous. CPAN is like having a few hundred experts working for your firm for free.

    my project head is saying that it can be done

    Then ask him how!

Re^5: using R from Perl
by jedikaiti (Hermit) on Aug 05, 2010 at 17:48 UTC
    Can you convince an admin to install something for you?
    Kaiti
    Swiss Army Nerd

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