[R] Installing R on Fedora 18 Linux?

Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 05:22:13 CEST 2013

You have several options. You can use theF18  package manager to
install R directly from a Fedora software repository but the R may be
slightly out of date (IIRC Fedora 19 provides R-3.0.0; not sure about

Or, on your CRAN mirror page, ignore the "Download and install R"
section and go straight to "Source code for all platforms". There you
can choose R-3.0.1.tar.gz or (my personal preference) go to "Daily
snapshots of current patched and development versions". There choose
the link R-patched.tar.gz (without a date; it is a link to the newest
patched release).

Once you downloaded the tar.gz bundle, proceed as described in the manual.



On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM, Spencer Graves
<spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com> wrote:
> Hello:
>       I'm trying to install R under Fedora 18 Linux, and I'm confused.  The
> "R Installation and Administration" manual, sec. 1.1, says, "The simplest
> way is to download the most recent R-x.y.z.tar.gz file". However, I don't
> know how to get that.  My favorite CRAN mirror offers a "Precombiled binary"
> via "Download R for Linux".  That takes me to an index with options debian,
> redhat, suse, and ubuntu.  Redhat gives me an index with options el4, el5,
> fedora10, and fedora11.  I don't think I want any of those.
>       Suggestions?
>       Thanks,
>       Spencer
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