rJava install error “JAVA_HOME cannot be determined from the Registry”


rJava install error “JAVA_HOME cannot be determined from the Registry”

I am trying to load the rJava using the command:

But I get the following error:
Error : .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for ‘rJava’, details:
call: fun(libname, pkgname)
error: JAVA_HOME cannot be determined from the Registry
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘rJava’

I tried reinstalling both the Java and the R program with the latest versions
but still get these errors..
May I know how I can resolve this? Thank you very much!


Solution 1:

This error is often resolved by installing a Java version (i.e. 64-bit Java or 32-bit Java) that fits to the type of R version that you are using (i.e. 64-bit R or 32-bit R). This problem can easily effect Windows 7 users, since they might have installed a version of Java that is different than the version of R they are using.


Solution 2:

I got the same error resolved by installing same version of R and Java i.e. 64 bits and manually updating the path i.e. ,

Sys.setenv(JAVA_HOME='C:/Program Files/Java/jre1.8.0_121') # for 64-bit version

Solution 3:

R for Windows installer installs by default both 32-bit and 64-bit files. Reinstalling R and unticking 32-bit part solved the problem for me.

Solution 4:

Install 64 bit Java from https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.
Then in windows cmd run
setx PATH "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_211\bin\server;%PATH%"
(make sure your path is correct).

Then in RStudio run

Now, you should be able to run rJava!!

Solution 5:

As mentioned in the r-statistics link cited above, you have to manually download the 64-bit version of Java. If not, then the 32-bit version will be installed.

So, if you have a 64-bit operating system, then ensure that both R and Java are using the 64-bit installs. Otherwise, this problem will persist.

Solution 6:

This has been killing me and I have tried multiple methods above, it doesn’t work. After, I mix all solution to try and below process works for me.

  1. Install Java for 64 bit
  2. Run below code in windows command
    setx PATH "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_171\bin\server;%PATH%"
    (please change the address acorrding to your dvm.dll real address)
  3. Run below in R studio
    Then I finally can run