So I’m trying to run greta and TensorFlow from a university Ubuntu machine, and that machine already has pip and virtualenv and tensorflow installed, though not tensorflow-probability.
But whenever I try to run install_tensorflow() from within RStudio I get the error "Error: Prerequisites for installing TensorFlow not available.
Please install the following Python packages before proceeding: pip, virtualenv"
When I then try to run the greta “getting started” code it then tells me that I haven’t got tensorflow-probability installed, but that doesn’t explain why the install_tensorflow() function is complaining about not having pip and virtualenv.
I also tried setting up a virtual environment via pip according to the instructions on the TensorFlow site: https://www.tensorflow.org/install/pip
but when I passed the name “venv” into the install_tensorflow() function in greta it still came back with the same error about pip and virtualenv not being installed.
So now I’m thoroughly confused, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions.