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Last Update:

05 Jul 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

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


r r-project r-base admin statistics programming data-analysis programming-language mathematics data-mining statistical-analysis statistical data-acquisition statistical-graphics data-automation


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3.5 | Updated: 05 Jul 2019



Downloads of v 3.5:



Software Author(s):

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RTools 3.5

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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
    version: 3.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'rtools' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: rtools,
    Version: 3.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller rtools
   Name     = 'rtools'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'rtools':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install rtools version="3.5" 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 Pauby on 15 Jul 2019.


Rtools works both for building R itself as well as compiling R packages from source. 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'
  SilentArgs     = '/VERYSILENT'
  Url            = ''
  Checksum       = '8c0258f909af88761bc572066b1eb110426a22329c06a8beeff1288def5def325d833130b88be077be74baf233f653455e9d8f3da4f033388718db32cc873753'
  ChecksumType   = 'sha512'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
Install-ChocolateyPath 'C:\Rtools\bin;C:\Rtools\mingw_64\bin' 'Machine'

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
RTools 118200 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Approved
RTools 4.0.0 3020 Monday, May 11, 2020 Approved
RTools 7357 Thursday, July 18, 2019 Approved
RTools 3.5 606 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved

tools Collection

This is the Rtools.txt file, which will be installed in the main Rtools directory. See also the README.txt file there, which describes the origin of some of the tools. The tools installed in the Rtools\mingw_32, and Rtools\mingw_64 directories are from the MinGW-w64 distribution.


This version upgrades the old cygwin utilities to msys2.


This installer doesn't install all of the tools necessary to build R or R packages, because of license or size limitations. The remaining tools are all available online (at no charge) as described below.

TO BUILD R PACKAGES, you may optionally want item 1 below (LaTeX).

TO BUILD R, you do need item 1, and item 2 (Inno Setup) is optional if you would like to build the installer.

As of R 3.2.0, the manuals are optional. To build them you will need item 3 below.

The Rtools installer will optionally edit your PATH variable as follows:


(where you will substitute appropriate directories for the ones listed above, but please keep the path in the same order as shown. LaTeX and R itself should be installed among the "others".)


  1. You may install LaTeX, available from

LaTeX is used to build .pdf forms of documentation.

  1. You need the Inno Setup installer, available from

to build the R installer.

  1. You will need Perl, e.g. from

to build the manuals.


This installer includes separate 32- and 64-bit builds of gcc 4.9.3 and mingw-w64 v3 compiled by Jeroen Ooms and others. For use with the latter it also includes a copy of libicu55.

The Cygwin tools and DLLs were updated on April 4, 2018. They are 32 bit versions taken from msys2.

Tcl/Tk is version 8.5.8.


We no longer use cygwin.

This package has no dependencies.

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