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Installing the bda R package on Ubuntu
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Installing the bda package in R fails by default on Ubuntu.

When trying to install bda R package on Ubuntu, you've probably been greeted by

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -llapack
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lblas
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘bda’
* removing ‘/home/petr/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.1/bda’

The downloaded source packages are in
Warning message:
In install.packages("bda") :
  installation of package ‘bda’ had non-zero exit status

That's caused by some missing libraries. To fix this, you need to install BLAS and LAPACK. On Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install liblapack-dev

Afterwards, installation works like it should.