[R] Rmpi installation

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Jul 6 04:59:28 CEST 2007

On 5 July 2007 at 20:19, Edna Bell wrote:
| Hi R Gurus.
| I'm trying to install the Rmpi package.
| Here are the errors:
| checking for stdint.h... yes
| checking for unistd.h... yes
| checking mpi.h usability... no
| checking mpi.h presence... no
| checking for mpi.h... no
| Try to find libmpi or libmpich ...
| checking for main in -lmpi... no

You need to be able to compile normal MPI programs. Rmpi seems to like
LAM/MPI, in particular the older version 7.1.1.  I've had problems with newer
releases 7.1.2 to 7.1.4.

On Debian or Ubuntu, 'apt-get install r-cran-rmpi' will install rmpi (and all
required dependencies) for you.

Hth, Dirk

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