Installing R using Cygwin

Submitted by Dickens A S on Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:37

R is amazing platform which many numerical methods and analysis options available

This article explains how to use R in Windows using Cygwin

Reason for Cygwin, it has X11 and Cygwin-X with amazing setup selection tools and many libraries

Below are the installation steps

Step 1: Download and install Cygwin and dependencies

64 Bit Windows: https://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86_64.exe
32 Bit Windows: https://www.cygwin.com/setup-x86.exe


Double click the setup will launch 
Press Next in all the windows 
For Download Site choose
http://mirrors.kernel.org

Pressing next will show software selection window as shown below

Cygwin list of software

Step 2: Install R
Choose Category View
Expand Math as shown below

Cygwin Math

Scroll down and choose R 3.6.0-1 as show below

R pack

Then press next and next - R will be installed

Step 3: Check R 
open cygwin terminal and type below command

R --version

You should get below output or similar output

R version 3.6.0 (2019-04-26) -- "Planting of a Tree"
Copyright (C) 2019 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Platform: x86_64-pc-cygwin (64-bit)

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under the terms of the
GNU General Public License versions 2 or 3.
For more information about these matters see
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.


Step 4: Hello World R

create a file with below code and save with "R" extension, "test.R"

myString <- "Hello, World!"

print ( myString)


then issue below command

Rscript test.R

you will get the below output

[1] "Hello, World!"


Thats all, your R is ready for development!!


 

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