I'd like to install the
tidyverse on a server that I use for research. I know other people have done so successfully but so far I've been unable to replicate their success.
The server runs RHEL and only has gcc-4.4 installed. I'm pretty sure this is causing a number of package installation issues, since
install.packages("RcppArmadillo") >> configure: WARNING: Only g++ version 4.7.2 or greater can be used with RcppArmadillo. >> configure: error: Please use a different compiler.
This also shows up when I try to install
lubridate, as per this issue.
My understanding at the moment is that I need (1) to get a different compiler (I don't have admin privileges), and (2) tell R to use that new compiler. Any advice on how to do this appreciated.