R language packages for Anaconda#

The R language packages are available to install with conda at http://repo.anaconda.com/pkgs/r/. You can install any of these R language packages into your current environment with the conda command conda install -c r package-name.


Replace package-name with the name of the package. For example, you can install the package r-acepack with the command conda install -c r r-acepack.

Many Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) packages are available as conda packages. Anaconda does not provide builds of the entire CRAN repository, so there are some packages in CRAN that are not available as conda packages.


You can also search for any R package if you know the name, such as conda search -f r-EXACTNAME. Replace EXACTNAME with the desired CRAN or MRAN R package name. For example, for rbokeh, you would use conda search -f r-rbokeh.

R Essentials bundle#

Rather than install each R language package individually, you can get the R Essentials bundle. It includes approximately 80 of the most popular scientific packages for the R programming language.

You can install the R Essentials bundle with this command:

conda install -c r r-essentials

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