JGR

Sometimes I just need to show how R is good without scaring too much people, typing commands on the command line.

That’s why I installed JGR. Unfortunately, there’s no binary package for it in my distribution, so I used the classic install.packages().

JGR has a bug though, and as far as I know it hasn’t been fixed. However, I quickly found a workaround.

Just open the startup script with your favourite text editor:

sudo vi /usr/local/lib/R/site-library/JGR/cont/run

and add the following line at the beginning:

cat ~/.JGRprefsrc | sed ‘s/, /,/g’ > ~/.JGRprefsrc

It’s just a bit of regexp magic, and it does the trick nicely.

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Stefano Costa

Archaeologist, I study the Late Antique and Early Medieval/Byzantine period on the northern side of the Mediterranean, focusing on pottery usage patterns. I'm also involved in open source and open knowledge communities, like OSGeo, the IOSA project and the Open Knowledge Foundation.

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