[R] Fees to use R

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 22:36:44 CEST 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-06 at 09:31 +0200, stefano.colucci1 at libero.it wrote:
> Good morning to all,
> I work for a bank in Italy, I want to know if i can install R and
> relative add on like Rbloomberg for free or my company has to pay some
> fee.
> tanks to all.
> Stefano Colucci

R is released under the GNU GPL licence version 2. You can read the
licence online here:


As such R is free (as in beer) and you can install it without paying a
fee. The source code is also free (as in speech) and is available from
www.r-project.org as are pre-compiled binaries for various systems.

You are however bound by the GPL licence and you should evaluate the
implication of the GPL for the use you/your employer has in mind.



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