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For Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits, the following works: Needs["RLink`"]; SetEnvironment["LD_LIBRARY_PATH" -> "/usr/lib/R/lib"] InstallR["RHomeLocation" -> "/usr/lib/R"] Without the SetEnvironment[] line, I got exactly the same errors as @swish.


This did not work for me because I wanted to create a Windows CSV file from a Macintosh. I tried DOSTextFormat->True but it did nothing. I found that you have the most control using the "Table" format because you can set the field and line separators. For CSV windows files: Export[fileToWrite, avgdata, "Table", "FieldSeparators" -> ",", ...


This is not a bug. It is a well known limitation when running the kernel on a headless server on Linux. Some operations require the Front End. Importing TeX is such an operation. The Front End requires an X server, regardless of what it's being used for. Simple solution: use Xvfb as the X server. Ref: ...


After managing to reproduce the problem (using Mathematica and looking into an strace I come to the following result: After issuing the ToExpression["x=4-2", TeXForm], the kernel start a front end: 15166 execve("[...]/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Linux-x86-64/Mathematica", ["[...]/SystemFiles/F"..., "-topDirectory", "/misc/psi/math-8.0", ...

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