[R] Installing dyplr on Linux requires a ton of chasing down dependencies

David Winsemius dw|n@em|u@ @end|ng |rom comc@@t@net
Mon Oct 14 13:25:35 CEST 2019

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> On Oct 13, 2019, at 3:46 AM, Adam Frank <phil.math.logic using gmail.com> wrote:
> I just got a new Linux computer running Pop!_OS.  If I download R from the
> repository, which is basically he same as on Ubuntu, I get an outdated
> version that can't run ggplot2.  So I went to the R download page and
> downloaded the newest version.  It has make and config files but they
> require an intense number of dependencies and I couldn't figure out how to
> ever get the X11 dependency resolved.  Some places suggested installing
> packages related to xorg, but I didn't find `xorg-x11*` in my package
> manager at all.  I tried installing `xorg-*` but this didn't resolve the
> problem.
> I tried installing Anaconda and doing everything within there.  It delivers
> the latest version of R but still to run `install.packages("dplyr",
> dependencies=T)` throws a ton of errors about unmet dependencies, one of
> which is again X11.  So at this point I'm feeling kind of stuck on this ...
> And it just seems wild to me that it's this hard to get R working with
> dplyr.  Is there an easier way?
> I also tried guessing that maybe `conda install r-dplyr` might do something
> but no luck, package not found.  Might have something to do with
> environments, I'm not really clear on how those work.
> Anyway, for details: My OS is Pop!_OS 19.04, my R version is 3.6.1, RStudio
> 1.1.456 running by way of Anaconda.  Recently ran an update on every R
> package.
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