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Revision as of 09:01, 28 May 2020 by Bdeng
The R package for statistical computing and graphics is installed on the system. Version 3.6.1 installed with the gnu8 toolchain. To access it:
module load R
Install R Packages
Generally, if you need to use R packages that are not available, you can always install it locally in your account.
First start an R session:
module load R
Then you can use the
install.packages command inside R to install a package. For example,
Because you don't have a write permission in the /opt directory, where R is installed, R will throw the following warings:
Warning in install.packages("ggplot2") :
'lib = "/opt/ohpc/pub/libs/gnu8/R/3.6.1/lib64/R/library"' is not writable
Would you like to use a personal library instead? (yes/No/cancel)
yes, R will then ask you to create a library folder in your own directory:
Would you like to create a personal library
to install packages into? (yes/No/cancel)
yes again, R will start the installation process.
In addition, you can also install R packages in a different folder other than the default one. For example, to install a package at
First create the directory:
Then inside R:
> install.packages("ggplot2", lib="~/libs/R_libs")
Submitting R jobs on HPC
RStudio Server is installed on copper. If you have an account on copper, you access it from: http://copper.mtech.edu:8787 You can only access it on campus or via VPN.