Annoyed that the system R is old and some packages no longer support it? Just compile it, but remember:
- compile on the head node since it has the include directories and shared libraries mounted (it’s sometimes mirrored on the other nodes but don’t count on it).
- You might need to compile GNU readline package first.
Here’s how I configured it last time
./configure --prefix=$HOME --includedir=$HOME/include --libdir=$HOME/lib --enable-R-shlib --with-blas --with-lapack