Scripted Install of R 3.3.2 Binaries on Amazon EMR / Amazon Linux

April 4, 2017 |

In a previous two part series on extending Amazon Linux with packages from other RPM-based distributions, we used R 3.3.2 as an example package. We got a few queries with a request to provide a bash script that will automatically install this popular package. In this post, we show how you can automate the steps discussed previously and provide you with a working bash script that will automatically install R 3.3.2 as well.

Scripted Install:

Being a DevOps company it is in our gene that we automate everything which needs to be done more than once. We are a heavy user of Amazon EMR service and have deployed more than 200 clusters so far. In each of this cluster, we require R 3.3.2 to be installed. The version that is shipped in EMR today is R 3.2.2

Find below the bash script version of the steps that is required to install R 3.3.2 on Amazon Linux and as discussed in our previous 2-part blog post series. Create a file, copy the code from here to the file, change the file permission to include execute permission and you are good to go.

 

 

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Summary:

In this blog post, we provide you a scripted version of R 3.3.2 installation on Amazon Linux. If you are interested in having our team help you with your projects, please contact us at info@reancloud.com.

Also, if you like these kind of problems and want to join our team please contact us at careers@reancloud.com or visit us at http://www.reancloud.com/company/careers/.

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