In this tutorial, we will show you how to install R Programming Language on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, R is an open-source programming language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphical representation created and supported by the R Core Team and the R Foundation. Developed by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka in 1993, R is a free and open-source programming language that is mostly used in statistical computing, modeling, data analytics, and scientific research.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the R programming language on a Fedora 36.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install R Programming Language on Fedora 36
Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:
sudo dnf upgrade sudo dnf update sudo dnf install dnf-utils dnf-plugin-config-manager dnf-plugins-core
Step 2. Installing R Programming Language on Fedora 36.
By default, the R Lang package come in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of R Programming Language to your Fedora system:
sudo dnf install R
Finally, run the below command to see the version of the R programming language:
At this point, R has been successfully installed. The installation also installs other additional components which include:
- Minimal R components:
- File for the development of R packages without Java:
- Java development package for R components:
- Java Runtime Environment provided by Fedora:
- Headers from the standalone Math library:
- Standalone math Library for R project:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed R Lang. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the R Programming Language on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official R Lang website.