[R] Installing R on Linux Red Hat Server

MacQueen, Don macqueen1 at llnl.gov
Fri Mar 13 01:03:50 CET 2015

In contrast to using a package manager as others have suggested, you can
download the "Source Code for all Platforms" from CRAN (currently
R-3.1.3.tar.gz), unpack it somewhere, and follow the instructions in the
INSTALL file. This has worked well for me.

I don't advise one method in preference to the other.

But I will mention that when I first started installing R on RedHat, quite
a few years ago, I found it easier to install from sources (for reasons
that I won't mention because I have no idea if they are still valid).


Don MacQueen

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave., L-627
Livermore, CA 94550

On 3/12/15, 1:39 PM, "Axel Urbiz" <axel.urbiz at gmail.com> wrote:

>My apologies if this is not the right place to post this question.
>I need to get R installed on a Linux Red Hat server. I have very limited
>exposure to R and would appreciate some basic guidance if you could point
>me to resources describing the process, requirements, etc.
>Thank you in advance for any help.
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