The animate package is R based but requires the Rust language package manager cargo to install gifski (Ooms 2022), a gif encoder written in Rust for excellent animations. On a Ubuntu system the cargo package needs to be installed, which configure will attempt if not already installed. This requires system administrator access. If the user running the configure has permissions then configure will work. Otherwise a system administrator will need to install it with:
wajig install cargo
Once cargo is installed the remainder of the R packages will be installed for the local user.
ml configure animate
Output will be something like the following, with variations depending on what packages are already installed on the system.
*** The following required system packages are already installed: cargo *** The following R packages are already at their latest versions: progress png tweenr gganimate *** Installing the latest version of the R package 'tidyverse' from CRAN into '/home/kayon/.mlhub/animate/R' ... *** Installing the latest version of the R package 'RColorBrewer' from CRAN into '/home/kayon/.mlhub/animate/R' ... *** Installing the latest version of the R package 'gifski' from CRAN into '/home/kayon/.mlhub/animate/R' ... Using /usr/bin/cargo cargo 1.59.0 gcc -I"/usr/share/R/include" -DNDEBUG -pthread -fvisibility=hidden ... PATH="..." cargo build --release --manifest-path=myrustlib/Cargo.toml *** Installing the latest version of the R package 'farver' from CRAN into '/home/kayon/.mlhub/animate/R' ... g++ -std=gnu++11 -I"/usr/share/R/include" ... -o ColorSpace.o g++ -std=gnu++11 -I"/usr/share/R/include" ... -o Comparison.o [...] *** Downloading required files ... To view the model's README: ml readme animate
meta: name : animate title : Tell a data narative through animations keywords : r, animation, plot, sports, line chart, athletics version : 2.1.6 languages : R modeller : gganimate type : plot display : demo license : gpl3 author : Vincent Yu maintainer : Graham.Williams@togaware.com url : https://github.com/gjwgit/animate dependencies: system: - cargo cran: - progress - png - tidyverse - RColorBrewer - gifski - farver - tweenr - gganimate github: - ellisp/ggflags files: - animate_800.gif - demo.R - gganimate.tar.gz - iaaf.csv - iaaf.R - README.md commands: demo : Step through a series of animation demos.
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