Installation on Windows

 

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To install FSK-Lab 2.0 to KNIME 4.x open KNIME. The FSK-Lab 2.0 extension is available in a so-called update-site. Add the following update site via the Help > Install New Software > Add button in KNIME.

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Type in a Name, like FSK-Lab 2.0. Copy the following link and paste it to Location: https://gitlab.bfr.berlin/silebat/repositories/raw/master/fsklab/

Press Add.

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Hover over the triangle to open the drop down menu. Here you can what is encompassed in the software bundle. Select “BfR FSK-Lab”. 

FSK-Lab support the execution of models created in the R statistical computing language (https://www.r-project.org). For convenience some bundles with preconfigured R are included in the FSK-Lab update-site. You can pick either the 32 or 64 bit version depending of your operating system. If you already have R installed on your system and you prefer to use that version, do not check either of the options. The bundles are named:

  • R 3.4.4 for 64-bit Windows
  • R 3.4.4 for 32-bit Windows

Click Next.

Note: Using an existing R installation in FSK-Lab

If you already have pre-configured R in your system and want to use this one, do not check this option. If you want to use your existing R installation together with FSK-Lab it is necessary to configure it, so it works well with FSK-Lab.

First three R packages need to be installed in your existing R installation. These can be easily installed in an R console with the command: install.packages(c('Rserve', 'miniCRAN','svglite')).

Second, The path to R needs to be set in the KNIME software. For that you go to “File -> Preferences -> KNIME -> FSK-Lab” and provide the path to the local R folder that holds a “bin” folder with the R.exe.

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In the next window, you’ll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. Click Next.

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Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.

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Now the installation process starts. If you get a security warning saying that the authenticity or validity of the software can’t be established, click Install anyway.

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Once the installation is finished, click Restart Now to apply the new software.

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You find all selected FSK-Lab extensions in your KNIME node repository in the bottom-left corner.