Free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Integrated Development Environments for R


RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging and workspace management.

RStudio Desktop

The desktop version can be installed as follows:

$ sudo dnf install rstudio-desktop

Then, RStudio will be available in your Applications menu.

RStudio Desktop

RStudio Server

Alternatively, a web-based interface to RStudio is available, which is more suitable for Fedora Server or headless installations. To install and run RStudio Server:

$ sudo dnf install rstudio-server
$ sudo systemctl enable --now rstudio-server

Then, you can access RStudio in a Web browser at You will see a login page, where you can authenticate using your user/password. Note that RStudio Server binds to all interfaces by default (to, and thus it is recommended to block that port in the firewall.


These alternative IDEs for R are also available in Fedora:

  • rkward: Graphical front-end for the R language.
  • emacs-ess: Emacs Speaks Statistics under GNU Emacs.

Authors: Iñaki Úcar, Jarek Prokop, Pavel Valena