Setting up R for Omniscope 2.9

Modified on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 at 12:00 PM

Omniscope integrates with open source analytics libraries written in the R language, making R-based analytics more accessible and productive since data scientists and business users can work together, each doing what each does best.

Installing R is a simple process, but is required for use within Omniscope. This Forum post details how the user does this by completing the following simple steps.

1. Select the link below which corresponds to your current operating system to install R. The process is similar to installing a normal piece of software. It is particularly important to note where R has been installed (the R binary path) if the default location is not used.

Each of these links also has helpers for installing R in each of the operating systems. Important for Windows 10 users: By default Windows 10 protects the C:\Program Files\.. directory, which means that if you install R into the Program Files folder it is automatically made read-only. This has the effect that Omniscope can't install packages into the library subfolder. To overcome this problem either make the library subfolder writeable as administrator, or install R somewhere else, e.g. in the user folder or directly under C:\

2. Now the R binary path needs to be configured in Omniscope. This is done by selecting:

Data > R statistics > R settings…

imageThis will open the following window:

imageThe default location for R is already entered into the R binary file path. If you have installed R to a different location then this will need to be entered manually. Once this step has been completed click “Check now” to ensure that Omniscope is able to use R’s functionality. This will open the following dialog box:

imageIf this is displayed then you are ready to use R functionality inside Omniscope.

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