I hate to demonstrate my ignorance...
We have been donated 12 nodes to create a mini R cluster. I am "IT" not an end user. While configuring the system for an "openblas" install (as requested), I notice I have to add an awful lot of extra packages. The nodes obviously don't have a Gui so initially I thought "no need for that X11 stuff" and use "--with-x=no"
However I am pretty sure I am wrong and packages that generate graphs and stuff will use it.
Similarly if I skip java (and I don't know if I can), will that have knock on effects for end users?
One final question. My "capabilities()" shows
> capabilities() jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE FALSE FALSE http/ftp sockets libxml fifo cledit iconv TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE NLS profmem cairo ICU long.double libcurl TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
(I installed all the stuff I am questioning if I need) , However I notice cairo = true but X11=false. Will the X11 have knock on effects for the end users.
If this forum does not deal with the above (or I ask really stupid questions) I apologize.
My end users are data scientists (epidemiologists) and they produce lots of graphs and stuff (currently doing covid stuff)
./configure --prefix=/opt/R/4.0.2_vanilla --enable-R-shlib --with-cairo
(although i think the cairo option was not needed)
openblas is my next step