[R] Installing hdf5

Zhuanshi He zhuanshi.he at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 04:55:09 CET 2007

I can install hdf5 smoothly. I am using R2.5.0 on WinXP-32bit machine.

>> configure: error: Can't find HDF5

It looks u r using x86_64 machine. Maybe u need install hdf5 from source code.
I have been install hdf5 on both CentOS and Fedora, no error messages.


On 12/4/07, Jahrul Alam <alamj at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to install hdf5 libraries for R and I get the same error as posted
> below whether I try install.packages("hdf5") from R command prompt or the
> command line installation below. I would appreciate if any one could help me
> on this.
> [alamj at thor hdf5]$ ./configure --with-hdf5=/bluejay/apps/HDF5-1.6.6/x86_64
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for executable suffix...
> checking for object suffix... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for library containing inflate... -lz
> checking for library containing H5open... no
> configure: error: Can't find HDF5
> Thanks.
> Jahrul
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> Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences
> University of Waterloo
> Waterloo, ON, Canada
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