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04 May 2021

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Software Author(s):

  • The original collection was put together by Prof. Brian Ripley and Duncan Murdoch; it is currently maintained by Jeroen Ooms.


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • The original collection was put together by Prof. Brian Ripley and Duncan Murdoch; it is currently maintained by Jeroen Ooms.

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To install RTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade RTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall RTools, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade rtools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade rtools -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure rtools installed
    name: rtools
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rtools' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: rtools,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rtools
   Name     = 'rtools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rtools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install rtools version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 15 May 2021.


Rtools is the toolchain bundle that is used on Windows to build R base and R packages that contain compiled code. You only need Rtools if you want to compile R packages from source that contain C/C++/Fortran. By default, R for Windows installs the precompiled binary packages from CRAN, for which you do not need rtools. This Chocolatey package works with the installation defaults, which consist of the standard toolchains based on gcc (32/64 bit mingw-w64) and build utilities (make, bash, tar, sed, etc).

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = 'rtools'
  FileType       = 'exe'
  Url            = ''
  Url64bit       = ''
  Checksum       = '00ef9bb70c83c2397ec8460a7522039a7ebe5b53d22dcb7a5aba924ee6d07eb5bbc513b53f2d25136145173a173f0bfca435ee003fba6d3d1c8426bd5d8660a9'
  Checksum64       = '2bd13859a223dbf16585123f795a0b3f2be6f053a10ab8a01920b32f9989c710e8f3dd230eda8f49ed73fbe11cb9f0c50b268c0ff30089127c1e89ba0058fad6'
  ChecksumType   = 'sha512'
  ChecksumType64 = 'sha512'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
RTools 118216 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Approved
RTools 4.0.0 3024 Monday, May 11, 2020 Approved
RTools 7371 Thursday, July 18, 2019 Approved
RTools 3.5 616 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved


This Chocolatey package does not set the PATH environment variable anymore; the end user must follow the instructions below to select a version of RTools.


Rtools40 does not conflict with other versions of Rtools and can be installed alongside existing Rtools 3.5 installations.

Use rtools40-x86_64.exe on 64 bit Windows (recommended, includes i386 and x64 toolchains)

Use rtools40-i686.exe on 32 bit Windows (includes i386 toolchain only)

Rtools does not put itself on the PATH. You can add the following line to your ~/.Renviron file (where ~ is your Documents folder by default) to help R find rtools when installing packages.



This is the windows toolchain and build environment for the R project. The current branch is based on:

gcc 8.3.0 (dwarf, seh)

mingw-w64 v5


Rtools40 uses the msys2 build environment. One major benefit is that msys2 includes a fantastic package manager pacman that we can use to properly build, distribute, and install external c/c++ libraries for CRAN packages.

Taken from:

This package has no dependencies.

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