Installing R and JAGS on Ubuntu OS
I recently tried installing R and JAGS on my machine running
Ubuntu. I wanted to test my |
I already had R and JAGS 3 installed, together with
I was running the Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu, Trusty, so decided to upgrade to the latest, Wily, before going further, but I found that crashed regularly, so reinstalled Trusty. At this point I had a clean OS install.
The simplest way to install R, JAGS and
If you already have JAGS 3 installed
I actually tried to install JAGS 4 on the machine before
reinstalling Ubuntu. On Windows, JAGS 4 is installed in a
separate folder to JAGS 3, so you can happily have both on your
machine and both old and new versions of
The apparent reason for this was components of JAGS 3 which had not been removed when JAGS 4 was installed, as explained by Martyn Plummer here. So I uninstalled and purged, and then checked for remaining files:
I still had stuff in /usr/local/lib, so navigated to there and manually deleted the JAGS directory and all the jagslib* files (with sudo rm -r as they are read-only). Then reinstalled JAGS 4 from Michael Rutter's PPA and it all worked.
I downloaded the latest version of RStudio from their download page and opened it with Ubuntu Software Center. On Trusty, that worked out of the box, but not on Wily. I tried to open it in the Terminal, and got an error message about libgstreamer. This needs to installed separately as described here.
| Updated 13 Mar 2017 by Mike Meredith|