[R] Problem with IRkernel Installation Solved - Instructions on how to Solve it
istazahn at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 22:28:45 CET 2017
On Jan 6, 2017 2:11 PM, "Paul Bernal" <paulbernal07 at gmail.com> wrote:
If you do not appreciate it or do not find it useful, just discard the
It's not about me. My concern is for the people you potentially send on a
wild goose chase when all they really need to do is follow the IRkernel
I tried several things and this is what worked for me. If you have another
solution or a better solution let me know.
A better solution is to follow the IRkernel installation instructions. If
it doesn't work ask for help by describing exactly what you did and exactly
2017-01-06 13:00 GMT-05:00 Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 8:43 AM, Paul Bernal <paulbernal07 at gmail.com>
> > Dear friends,
> > Great news! I was able to install the IRkernel successfully and I am now
> > able to create R notebooks in Jupyter.
> Just in case anybody out there is
> > struggling with this too, here is what I did (I have Windows 8, but it
> > probably work for Mac OS X as well):
> > 1-Go to the page https://irkernel.github.io/installation
> > 2-Open the R console (I have R version 3.3.2)
> > 3-Go to the step where it says "Installing via supplied binary packages
> > (default on Windows + Mac OS X)
> > 4-Instead of installing all the packages using one single command as
> > suggested in the installation instructions, go to the R console and
> > all of the packages one by one, as follows
> > >install.packages('repr')
> > >install.packages('IRdisplay')
> > >install.packages('evaluate')
> > >install.packages('crayon')
> > >install.packages('pbdZMQ')
> > >install.packages('devtools')
> > >install.packages('uuid')
> > >install.packages('digest')
> This can hardly make any difference.
> install.packages(c('repr', 'IRdisplay', 'evaluate', 'crayon',
> 'pbdZMQ', 'devtools', 'uuid', 'digest'))
> is fine.
> > 5-Connect to a CRAN mirror and select install packages, look for the
> > package githubinstall and clic on it to install it
> > 6-Start loading each one of the packages installed like this:
> > >library("repr")
> > >library("IRdisplay")
> > >library("evaluate")
> > >library("crayon")
> > >library("pbdZMQ")
> > >library("devtools")
> > >library("uuid")
> > >library("digest")
> > >library("githubinstall")
> Attaching all these packages is not needed. The githubinstall package
> is not needed at all.
> > 7-After this you have to update jsonlite which is a dependencie of
> > githubinstall, you update jsonlite using the following command:
> > >update.packages('jsonlite')'
> Also not needed, as githubinstall is not needed.
> > 8-After this, you have to type the following commands:
> > >library(httr)
> > >set_config(use_proxy(url="the required IP", port=8080, username="your
> > network user", password="the password you use to unlock your computer"))
> > >#you can get the required IP going to the command prompt and using the
> > command ping
> > >#port has to be 8080
> Maybe something like this is needed if you are behind a firewall, I
> don't know. But none of that is generally needed.
> > 9-type use the command:
> > >devtools::install_github('IRkernel/IRkernel')
> > 10-Last but not least, type the following command:
> > >IRkernel::installspec()
> > If you follow this instructions you should be able to install the
> > successfully and start writing R notebooks in Jupyter.
> > Hope this helps,
> I suspect it will confuse more than help unfortunately.
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