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Microsoft R Open


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/20/2019.

Microsoft R Open is the enhanced distribution of open source R from Microsoft Corporation. Enhancements include multi-core processing, a fixed CRAN repository date, and reproducible R with the checkpoint package. It includes Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL) as well.

To install Microsoft R Open, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install microsoft-r-open

To upgrade Microsoft R Open, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade microsoft-r-open


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'microsoft-r-open'
    $installerType = 'EXE'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '296FF6358D3D9DB6723CC7643778B1BF0CF6A3A7492438DB4D3A31037391DB56'
    $checkumType = 'sha256'
    $silentArgs = '/quiet'
    $validExitCodes = @(0, 1603, 1626)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" -Url64Bit "$url" -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checkumType -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft and R Project


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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Microsoft R Open 3.5.1 578 Thursday, August 9, 2018 approved
Microsoft R Open 3.4.4 437 Friday, April 20, 2018 approved
Microsoft R Open 3.4.3 382 Monday, January 22, 2018 approved
Microsoft R Open 321 Friday, November 24, 2017 approved
Microsoft R Open 318 Saturday, November 4, 2017 approved
Microsoft R Open 3.4.2 167 Saturday, November 4, 2017 approved
Microsoft R Open 3.4.0 462 Thursday, July 20, 2017 approved
Microsoft R Open: The Enhanced R Distribution 3.3.3 334 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 approved
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