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Installing EBImage package for R (using RStudio) in Ubuntu

June 28, 2013

The EBImage is a package used for image processing & analysis from R. To install EBImage package,



But it has a dependancy on tiff (the previous step might throw an error stating that tiff is unavailable – common.h:5:18: fatal error: tiff.h: No such file or directory)


1. Go to Synaptic (Ubuntu software center)

2. Search for libtiff4-dev and install.

Then go back to RStudio, and run the command



This package also depends on rJava. So rJava package has to be installed before EBImage. Refer here for more details.


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