How to Install R in CentOS 5.6

R is in EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux):

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs, such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

As part of the Fedora packaging community, EPEL packages are 100% free/libre open source software (FLOSS).

All you need to install R is to add the EPEL repository and then install R the same way you do with any other package:

rpm -Uvh
yum install R

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  1. Cash
    November 28, 2011 at 4:01 am


    1. Tomcrush007
      February 14, 2012 at 4:13 am

       Thanks, I too got it

  2. Aol
    July 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm
  3. SKai Wu
    February 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Binary website updated

    rpm -Uvh

    Thanks a lot!!