Oracle R Distribution for R 2.15.2 available on public-yum
By Sherry LaMonica on May 06, 2013
Oracle R Distribution (ORD) for R 2.15.2 on Linux is now available for download from Oracle's public-yum repository. R 2.15.2 is a maintenance update that includes improved performance and reduced memory usage for some commonly-used functions, increased memory available for data on 64-bit systems, enhanced localization for Polish language users, and a number of bug fixes. Detailed updates can be found in the NEWS file - see the section 'CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.15.2'.
The most recent update to Oracle R Enterprise, version 1.3.1, is certified with both R 2.15.1 and R 2.15.2. Installing ORD from public-yum will pull the most recently posted version, R 2.15.2. For example, on Oracle Linux 5, as root, cd to yum.repos.d, download the public yum repository configuration file, and enable the required repositories:
Edit file public-yum-el5.repo and set
"enabled=1" for [el5_addons]
"enabled=1" for [el5_latest]
Next, install ORD:
Start R. Oracle R Distribution for R 2.15.2 is installed.
To install an older version of ORD such as R 2.15.1, simply specify the R version at the install step:
yum install R-2.15.1
Detailed instructions for installing Oracle R Distribution are in the Oracle R Enterprise Installation and Administration Guide. Oracle R Distribution for R 2.15.2 on AIX, Solaris X86 and Solaris SPARC will be available on Oracle's Free and Open Source Software portal in the coming weeks.