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How to Install R Programming Language on Fedora 35

How to Install R Programming Language on Fedora 35

Developed by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka in 1993, R is a free and opensource programming language that is mostly used in statistical computing & modeling, data analytics, and scientific research. In a 2021 survey, R programming comes fourth after Python, Javascript, and Java in the list of programming languages extensively used in data science.

R is widely used by data scientists and researchers to retrieve, analyze and visualize data. The R programming language is mostly used in institutions such as Manufacturing, e-Commerce, healthcare, and financial institutions such as Banks to perform risk analysis such as credit risk analysis.

Notable companies that use R include:

  1. Google – For economic forecasting and ensuring advertising effectiveness.
  2. Facebook – For behavioral analysis in relation to status updates, reactions, profile pictures, etc.
  3. Twitter – Semantic clustering and data visualization.
  4. Uber – Statical modeling and analysis.
  5. ANZ Banking group – Risk analysis.

and many more.

In this guide, you will learn how to install the R programming language on Fedora 34/35.

Step 1: Install dependencies on Fedora 34/35

To get off the ground, launch your terminal and update the system packages and repositories as follows:

$ sudo dnf update

Once completed, run the command below to install dependencies:

$ sudo dnf install dnf-utils dnf-plugin-config-manager dnf-plugins-core 

With the prerequisites in place, you can now head over and install R programming language.

Step 2: Install R programming language on Fedora 34/35

Installing R is quite a straightforward task since R is already available in Fedora repositories. Nothing fancy is required here and to install R, simply run the command:

$ sudo dnf install R

During the installation, hit Y to continue installing R alongside all its dependencies and some additional packages.

Once installed confirm the version of R as follows

$ R --version

At this point, R has been successfully installed. The installation also installs other additional components which include:

Minimal R components: R-core

File for the development of R packages without Java: R-core-devel

Java development package for R components: R-java-devel

Java Runtime Environment provided by Fedora: R-java

Headers from the standalone Math library: libRmath-devel

Standalone math Library for R project: libRmath


And this brings this guide to a close In this tutorial, we have demonstrated how you can install the R programming language on Fedora 35

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