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A configurable installer CLI for installing R from source (sudo and non-sudo).

Project description


A CLI for installing R.

Currently works with:

  • Repos: CRAN
  • Installation Methods: Source
  • Supported OS: Linux
  • Permission Level: Sudo, Non-sudo

Will work with:

  • Repos: Microsoft R Open
  • Installation Methods: Spack, Local
  • Supported OS: MacOS, Windows


Currently, rinse is in the alpha stage of development. The latest release can be installed from PyPI or the development version can be installed from the dev-master branch on GitHub.

Latest Release

[ $ ] pip install rinstall

Development Version

Create a VE called rinse using your tool of choice:

  • pyenv
  • poetry
  • pipenv
  • virtualenv
  • virtualenvwrapper
  • conda
  • pew
  • python -m venv

After making a VE install poetry into it:

[ $ ] python -m venv ~/.env/rinse
[ $ ] source ~/.env/rinse/bin/activate
(rinse) [ $ ] pip install poetry
(rinse) [ $ ] mkdir GitHub; cd Github
(rinse) [ ~/Github $ ] git clone -b dev-master
(rinse) [ ~/Github $ ] cd rinse
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] poetry install

Initialize Rinse

Before you do anything, rinstall must be initialized or you will get an error:

(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse init

Simple Usage

You can install the latest version of R into your home directory with a single short command:

(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse install
# or
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse install latest
# or
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse install 3.5.3

Note: Be aware that R can take around 20 minutes to install.

Alternate Usage

First note:

(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse configure --help # configure script help (./configure --help)
# is different from
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse configure --chelp # rinse cli help

Here's how you can work through various installation steps:

(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse configure 3.5.3
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse make --check 3.5.3
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse make --install 3.5.3 
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse make --install-tests 3.5.3
(rinse) [ ~/Github/rinse $ ] rinse test --check --check-devel --check-all 3.5.3


  • Kristen Bystrom
  • Rob Gilmore
  • Bruno Grande
  • Shaurita Hutchins

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