Hi,

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.

Many thanks

Louise