I am in urgent need to install R and R studio on a Linux server? How can I find out what Linux version the server has, what is the ftp download and install command for R and R studio and how do I start these 2 programs after I have finished installing them? Could you please respond fast because I am under extreme time pressure to get this done quickly? You can also email me instructions how to do this to Thomas.F.Hahn2@gmail.com Thanks a lot in advance for your help. Best, Thomas
If you are new to linux I suggest that you spend one day at this site to get that under your belt BEFORE you do anything else.
This link gives you all the commands you would need to install it. It pretty much cannot be done simpler than this. If you believe this is still beyond your abilities, I'm afraid it's unlikely to get any simpler so I would abandon this approach, or invest some time in learning the basics of UNIX systems...
I think the information below pertains to my Linux version:
[tom@binf-dev ~]$ lsb_release -aLSB Version: :base-4.0-amd64:base-4.0-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch Distributor ID: CentOS Description: CentOS release 6.8 (Final) Release: 6.8 Codename: Final [tom@binf-dev ~]$
But I can I now find the ftp download command that installs exactly the kind of R and R Studio for this particular Linux version. I watched somebody doing it. He was very good and it looked so easy since he knew what he was doing. He was training me but I forgot the command. I only remember that it could easily be donw.
I also have 3 virtual boxes, on which I had R and R Studio installed. But a nasty network virus forced me to reformat my C drive and replace it with an image from May 2016. Now all the R and R Studio versions, which so many people spent so much time to install throughout last summer, are lost again. And since I have not used these virtual boxes for almost a year now because Windows was much more convenient to use instead of them, I have forgotten all the Linux admin passwords and hence I cannot reinstall R on these Oracle Virtual Boxes anymore either.
Right, I don't normally double post answers etc, but I've even gone as far as to spin up a CentOS 7 cloud VM for this.
First things first however: if you do not have admin priviledges (
sudo) this will not work. You simply cannot install R for yourself without it to my knowledge.
The simplest approach that worked for me (albeit on CentOS 7, not 6, but I imagine its transferable - I don't have easy access to a 6 image to test with completely), is the following:
sudo yum install -y epel-release sudo yum update -y sudo yum install -y R
First of all, have you tried just putting a capital R in the command line and then hitting return? This should start R if it's installed anywhere on the server with which you have an account. It is certainly true that you cannot damage the UI server as a Linux beginner, so the dean is an A-hole and you should definitely not give them your or anyone else's money for lack of support and a higher education diploma which is worthless if you ask me. So give them the middle finger and go learn Linux from home by installimg ubuntu or Linux mint or any other Linux software on your personal mac or windows computer. You won't regret it. This is what Biostars is for...Now that I told you all of this can you please tell me the name of your university and your college program? Thanks.
Actually, your suspicion was right. Even on the small server R Studio was already installed. I had somebody tutoring me remotely with screen sharing and we found it. But it was of no help because we still could not figure out how to get it to run. My tutor explained me that before I can run R Studio similar to what I am familiar with from Windows certain changes must be made in my profile and we could not figure out what these changes need to be. I hope we can figure it out tomorrow. The major problem is that we need to make sure that there is absolutely no chance that anybody here could become suspicious that I still have access to this particular server because they'd take it away immediately if they would suspect that I can still install programs in my home directory. That is why I cannot trust anybody here because the more people here would understand how I need to work in order to at least make some kind of progress the harder things would become for me here. They actually already took it away but don't know that I got help that managed to restore m access. Since they are so worried about me doing something bad to the computers they made me my own little mini-server, which basically consists of an old desktop with a few hard drives in it to give me some storage space for genomic analysis. But it is totally useless because on that old mini-server, which I have all for myself so that there is absolutely no risk for me to accidentally do something bad to somebody else files, I have absolutely no permissions, not even to install a new R package. For every new R package I want to try I need to email the technical director begging to install it for me. This can take up to two weeks or even longer. That is why I hardly ever use it. Sometimes people, who train me have some extra time unexpectedly. The we could try something I want to try for a long time but it must take place within a few hours rather than weeks because people get busy quickly with other things and their availability cannot be predicted 2 weeks in advance. I am sort of thinking that if they already gave me my own server, which is an old computer on the third floor, they could also take the risk for me to accidentally damage it, since it only has my files on it anyways. But if I had to depend on that server alone only things would be much worse than they already are. But complaining will make things only worse because the more I complain the more things will be taken away. And the problem is that if anybody here seriously starts focusing on proving that I am not good enough for this program this objective can very easily be achieved because even if I don't sleep for an entire week and only work to keep up with everyone else I cannot keep going on this fast paste for many months without taking a break. I can work none-stop for about up to 7 days with no sleep but then I cannot get up for about 3 days to catch up with the sleep deficit. The disability office here has already impressively proven this capability because they got me suspended for an entire year for having submitted a proposal about using remote training to make graduate school even a feasible option for me despite only having about 1/10th of the reading efficiency of sighted students by substituting reading with one on one tutoring. The disability office people here, especially the director felt threatened by my writings because they felt I'd intrude into their domain and expertise just because I can write much better then them and I know much better than any of them what helps and what does not. To achieve their objective they filed a title IV sexual embarrassment complaint against me since these are all women claiming that my true intention for having submitted my proposal to the AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability Conference was to cause harm to them in some way I still cannot comprehend. And even my department chair urged me to immediately withdraw my proposal to avoid bigger trouble and I thought that was it. But although