The r-base-dev and build-essential packages#
If you are installing additional packages from CRAN and
other sources, you will also need to install the
However, when you install
r-base, these packages
will also be installed as dependencies so, you do not
have to install them manually.
Why use a personal library?#
When installing packages, R will first attempt to use a
system library — for example,
This path can only be modified by a user
with administrator privileges. This is why a personal
library in the
$HOME directory is a better option for
users to install packages.