[R] JGR not installed. Attempting to install from CRAN...

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Tue Feb 20 12:52:14 CET 2018

Jenny Coetzee <coetzeeJ at phru.co.za> writes:

> thanks Loris 
> you are bering so helpful!
> So, i have done what you explained, but the RDS package that runs
> “using or through” R is now just closing each time i open it. I have
> googled and seen that i need to to the following:
> Tips: The recent updates to the Apple Mac OS (Sierra and High Sierra)
> have reorganized the ways apps, like RDS Analyst, work. So sometimes
> RDS Analyst will not be configured correctly and will not start (e.g.,
> bouncing icon or no response to double clicking). Most of these relate
> to how Java works on the Mac. The first thing to try is to open the
> Terminal and type in : R CMD javareconf This asks R to check on the
> configuration of Java and try to get in sync with it.  off website:
> http://wiki.stat.ucla.edu/hpmrg/index.php/RDS_Analyst_Install
> BUT, when i do enter R CMD javareconf, i get the following error:
> Error: unexpected symbol in "R CMD”
> so what should i do now?

I'll have to guess now, because I don't know much about Macs or Java.  I
assume there is something wrong with your java installation.  You can
check by writing the following in a terminal:

  java -version

If the output of this isn't something sensible, then you probably need
to (re-)install Java.

Otherwise there is some information here (Point 3. "Configure Java for


If that doesn't help (and probably even if it does) you should consider
joining the RDS Users Group, if you haven't already:




Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin         Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de

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