R and Rserve for DVN

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Philip Durbin

Feb 8, 2013, 10:25:47 AM2/8/13
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Hi Shubham,

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM, Shubham Sharma
<letters...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am finally able to install the DVN network for the NZSSDS (New Zealand
> Social Science Data Service) Its up and running internally in University of
> Auckland network and will be accessible to everyone once i finish uploading
> the data.
> I had a query though, it seems that port 6311 which is meant for Rserve was
> not open and its not running. I opened the 6311 port AFTER the installation
> however it still is not running. I was wondering how to make Rserve
> functional as well, do i have to run the installation script again or is
> there any other option? Thanks.

I've installed a fresh Dataverse Network a number of times but I had
never installed Rserve until this morning...

During installation, I've always just let this message fly by: "DVN
can function without a working R server, but much of the functionality
concerning running statistics and analysis on quantitative data will
not be available."

I decided to see if I could easily install Rserve after the fact and
it worked just fine. I now see "powered by Zelig" after clicking
"Access Analysis + Subsetting."

I just added a "Installing R and Rserve" section to
https://github.com/dvn/dvn-install-demo to show the steps I followed
from http://guides.thedata.org/book/2c-r-and-rserve

It pretty much came down to `yum install R R-devel`, running
`installModules.sh` from
http://dvn.iq.harvard.edu/dist/R/dvnextra.tar, and `service rserve
start` but there's more detail at

I hope this is helpful. It was certainly interesting for me to install
Rserve for the first time. Please let us know if you have any more



p.s. Terry and Elda, I saw your replies to Shubham as well. I don't
mean anything I say above to contradict what you've written. I just
like hands on examples within a virtual machine. Thanks for weighing
in with your thoughts!

p.p.s. Shubham, I stumbled across your
post the other day when I googled for "dataverse smtp". Nice write up!
I shared it on a new Dataverse Network "page" I started on Google+:

Philip Durbin
Software Developer for http://thedata.org

Terry Rowland

Feb 8, 2013, 10:37:56 AM2/8/13
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It seems your reply was warranted.  You started at step 1 (where most people do), and I was on step 300.  ;-)


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Shubham Sharma

Feb 10, 2013, 7:18:17 PM2/10/13
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Hi Philip,

Thanks for the detailed reply. Turns out i just had to restart the "rserve daemon" again as i already installed Rserve before i ran the installation script but i forgot to open the 6311 port. Rserve is working perfectly now. :) Although i was wondering about the functionality of Handle and whether do i need to install Handle to get handle global unique ID's or whether DVN application produces it automatically? Thanks a lot again.

University of Auckland

PS: Thanks for the feedback regarding my blog. :) although i still have to make a 'final installation guide' which i will add in the wiki page you created. 
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