Gephi is a free charting software package. I couldn't find it in the Ubuntu Software Center.
These are the instructions for installing, and I couldn't accomplish it.
I'd appreciate any friendly help.
Thanks, as always!
What part couldn't you do?
(I have a pretty good idea if you followed those instructions, but I won't make an assumption.)
Step 1 is: "Install Sun Java via Synaptic, do a Quick Search Search for “sun java” and install the jre and jdk. Do not forget to run update-alternatives –config java and update-alternatives –config javac."
I endeavored to do "Install Sun Java via Synaptic, do a Quick Search Search for “sun java” and install the jre and jdk."
I went to the Synaptic link, did the search, and I was lost.
Instead, I installed Synaptic via the Ubuntu Software Center.
Then I tried to run: update-alternatives –config java in a terminal,
and got this error message: "unknown argument `–config' ".
Then I asked for help on this forum.
Thought that was it.
Java is no longer in the Ubuntu repo, nor anyone else's because Oracle (which now owns Java - there is no longer any such thing as Sun Java) took its ball back home.
Please have a look at the wiki in my signature for how to install it using webupd8.org's PPA.
I'm afraid that advice is a little too cryptic for me.
I have no foundation upon which to solve my own problem.
Just go to the wiki and look under the command line installation section. I think the text of the link I put there is "Using webupd8.org's strikingly simple method."
Cut and paste three commands as instructed at that website in the terminal and Oracle Java will be installed for you.
Last edited by QIII; June 13th, 2014 at 01:16 AM.
So far so good! Now to install Gephi...
For the benefit of any future persons referencing this thread, these are the three commands required, from this link http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/insta...buntu-via.html:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer
I wish you well from here. That application and its instruction page seem very old, so there is no guarantee it will work.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
After I extracted the download, all I had to do was run Gephi from the bin folder.