Package Details: r-mkl 4.0.5-1

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Package Base: r-mkl
Description: Language and environment for statistical computing and graphics, linked to the Intel(R) MKL.
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Keywords: hpc mathematics modelling r statistics
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: microsoft-r-open, r
Provides: r=4.0.5
Submitter: giniu
Maintainer: alexanderp
Last Packager: alexanderp
Votes: 21
Popularity: 0.24
First Submitted: 2010-05-06 00:10
Last Updated: 2021-04-07 14:53

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alexanderp commented on 2020-02-17 18:36

@laborat, the recent (two days old) community/intel-mkl package lacks a lot of content from the split package.

Please keep on using aur/intel-mkl as part of aur/intel-parallel-studio-xe until the relevant scripts are ported to community.

Also, as a general note, those with Ryzen processors could obtain even better performance by setting an environment variable. Please see

laborat commented on 2020-02-17 17:42

The recent update to r-mkl appears to have an issue:

/home/user/.cache/yay/r-mkl/PKGBUILD: line 88: /opt/intel/mkl/bin/ No such file or directory

Indeed, my /opt/intel/mkl only has 'include' and 'lib'. Missing dependency? community/intel-mkl is at its latest version, 2020.0.166-3

petronny commented on 2019-10-17 05:21

@xia0er R uses R-package/src/Makevars instead of the system Makevars when building packages. I find this when I try to build r-mxnet.

I can't recall exactly but I think there is a way to set the Makevars in userspace by editing something like ~/.R/Makevars.

Also someone filed an issue on arch4edu about that the prebuilt binary needs rebuild against the latest mkl. I'm working on it.

xia0er commented on 2019-10-16 20:09

My issue is fixed by editing /etc/R/Makeconf: FCLIBS_XTRA = -L/opt/intel/lib

Not sure why this is still needed, as I can see that /etc/ has /opt/intel/lib included. I have also tried to set the environment variable export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=-L/opt/intel/lib before starting R, but it doesn't fix the issue.

Hope this helps others with similar issues.

alexanderp commented on 2019-10-15 21:58

@xia0er, looks like your system (container) might be broken. It's considered bad practice to manually manage software inside the container. Instead, recreate your base image.

xia0er commented on 2019-10-15 18:52

@alexanderp The docker image is based on archlinux/base and I update all packages to the latest version with pacman -Syyu before download and install r-mkl with this PKGBUILD (also tried @petronny's binary package) in my own Dockerfile. After building the image and run it in a container, r-mkl works fine as far as I can see, but fails when installing classInt (as a dependency for the package sf). I also tried installing the r packages in the Dockerfile, but it fails in the building process with the same error. Thanks for your help!

alexanderp commented on 2019-10-15 07:52

@xia0er, I guess the first question is how long ago the docker container was built and whether you updated software inside the container.

xia0er commented on 2019-10-15 05:24

Anyone experiencing issue when installing the classInt package on r-mkl? I am getting a strange error on an otherwise fully functional r-mkl installation:

... gcc -shared -L/usr/lib64/R/lib -Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro,-z,now -o fish1.o init.o -lgfortran -limf -lm -lquadmath -L/usr/lib64/R/lib -lR /usr/sbin/ld: cannot find -limf collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make: *** [/usr/share/R//make/] Error 1 ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘classInt’ ...

But is present in the /opt/intel/lib directory.

Besides, it also complains missing include dirs in a warning message, but, oddly, pointing to 2019.4.243

gfortran -fno-optimize-sibling-calls -fpic -m64 -I/opt/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2019.4.243/linux/mkl/include -c fish1.f -o fish1.o f951: Warning: Nonexistent include directory ‘/opt/intel/compilers_and_libraries_2019.4.243/linux/mkl/include’ [-Wmissing-include-dirs] fish1.f:100:72:

100 | DO 10 I=1,M | 1 Warning: Fortran 2018 deleted feature: Shared DO termination label 10 at (1) fish1.f:132:72:

132 | 40 IWORK(I,1)=1 | 1 Warning: Fortran 2018 deleted feature: DO termination statement which is not END DO or CONTINUE with label 40 at (1)

The classInt package installs successfully on a regular (non-mkl) R installation.

This happens when running r-mkl on an archlinux docker container, so there is no contamination from an earlier installation of mkl etc.

I appreciate it if anyone can help shed light on what may be happening here. Thanks!

The full stdout with error message can be found at

alexanderp commented on 2019-07-26 07:45

Great @petronny. Thanks for your effort.

petronny commented on 2019-07-26 07:40

Hi, I provide a pre-built binary of this package at arch4edu.
Also please vote at this issue if you want more pre-built R packages.