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A Buildout recipe to install R packages with Anaconda.

Project description


birdhousebuilder.recipe.r is a Buildout recipe to install R Project packages with Anaconda.


The recipe requires that Anaconda is already installed. It assumes that Anaconda is installed at the default location in your home directory ~/anaconda. Otherwise you need to set the Buildout option anaconda-home to the correct location.

It installs the r package from a conda channel with additional packages from a given R repository. R will then be available in Anaconda ~/anaconda/bin/R.

The recipe depends on birdhousebuilder.recipe.conda.

Supported options

The recipe supports the following options:

Buildout option with the root folder of the Anaconda installation. Default: $HOME/anaconda.
R Project repository with R packages.
List of R packages which should be installed (space separated).
If set to false don’t update R packages on buildout update. Default: false.

Example usage

Example usage in your buildout.cfg to install R with Anaconda and additional R packages (sp, raster, ncdf) from a R repository:

parts = r_pkgs

anaconda-home = /home/myself/anaconda

recipe = birdhousebuilder.recipe.r
repo =
pkgs = sp raster ncdf
on-update = false


Carsten Ehbrecht ehbrecht at


0.1.4 (2014-12-02)

  • Fixed on-update option.

0.1.3 (2014-08-01)

  • Updated documention.

0.1.2 (2014-07-30)

  • Bugfix: use R from anaconda home.

0.1.1 (2014-07-21)

  • Bugfix: conda install of R package fails on CentOS

0.1.0 (2014-07-10)

  • Initial Release.

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