Oracle R Distribution for R 2.15.3 is released

June 5, 2013
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(This article was first published on Oracle R Enterprise, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

We are pleased to announce that Oracle R Distribution (ORD) for R 2.15.3 is available for download today. This update consists of mostly minor bug fixes, and is the final release of the R 2.x series.

Oracle recommends using yum to install ORD from our public yum serverTo install ORD 2.15.3, first remove the previously installed ORD.  For example, if ORD 2.15.2 is installed, remove it along with it’s dependencies:

1. Become root

sudo su –

2. Uninstall ORD 2.15.2 RPMs, in this order:

rpm -e R-2.15.2-1.el5.x86_64
rpm -e R-devel
rpm -e R-core
rpm -e libRmath-devel
rpm -e libRmath

3. Go to http://public-yum.oracle.com/
and follow these steps to install ORD 2.15.3:

Install the yum repository as follows

cd /etc/yum.repos.d

4a. Use this command to download the Oracle Linux 5 yum repository (el5.repo):

wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo

Open a text editor on the file just downloaded

vi public-yum-el5.repo

Set

"enabled=1" for [el5_addons]

"enabled=1" for [el5_latest]

4b. Use this command to download the Oracle Linux 6 yum repository (ol6.repo):

wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo

Open a text editor on the file just downloaded

vi public-yum-ol6.repo

Set

"enabled=1" for [ol6_addons]
"enabled=1" for [ol6_latest]

5. To install ORD, use the command

yum install R.x86_64

You can check that ORD was installed by starting it from the command line. You will see this startup 
message:


6. Older open source R packages may need to be re-installed after an ORD upgrade, which is 
accomplished by running:

R> update.packages(checkBuilt=TRUE)

This command upgrades open source packages if a more recent version exists on CRAN or if the
installed package was build with an older version of R.

Oracle R Distribution for R 2.15.3 is certified with Oracle R Enterprise 1.3.1, available for download on Oracle Technology Network. Oracle offers support for users of Oracle R Distribution on Linux, AIX and Solaris 64 bit platforms.

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