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How to Install a Package to R on discover

Created on: Sep 13, 2018 11:53 AM by Jules Kouatchou - Last Modified:  Sep 13, 2018 12:12 PM by Jules Kouatchou

This document briefly describe how discover users can install a R package in their own space. Assume that you want to install the rbenchmark library.


Step 1: Load an R module

Issue the command:


     module load other/R-3.4.2


Step 2: Launch R

Issue the command:



Step 3: Install the package from R


> install.packages("rbenchmark", lib="fullPath_of_Directory_where_to_install")


Step 4: Set the R_LIBS environment variable


In Cshell

setenv R_LIBS fullPath_of_Directory_where_to_install


In Bash Shell

export R_LIBS=fullPath_of_Directory_where_to_install



To have access to the package, you will only need to add the line:




on top of your R script.

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