Rkward (openSUSE)

Since openSUSE 12.1 rkward is part of the standard release. Just install it after installation without any additional repositories. That way you get the version of rkward when the latest openSUSE release was frozen. To stay current you may use one of the procedures laid out below.


The preferred method to install Rkward on OpenSUSE Linux is using the 1-click install facility the OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS) provides in their search interface. Nevertheless some seemed to have trouble using that interface, what inspired creating a page collecting direct links to the packages installation sources. Rkward is a KDE4 GUI for R.

If you want to use Rkward make sure to have the correct version of R installed:

If you use rkward of an openSUSE release you must use R-base from the very same openSUSE release, i.e. not out of my repositories!

If you need a more recent rkward release the following rules apply. If you use rkward of devel:languages:R:released/rkward you are safe using R-base of devel:languages:R:released/R-base , you may be able to use R-patched of devel:languages:R:patched/R/R-base.

Directly installing Rkward (preferred)

The links in the table below invoke yast2 directly to provide access to OpenSUSE's 1-click-install. Architecture and dependencies are handled automatically. You must be root to do this.

OpenSuSE rkward-0.6.3
Version 1-click-install
12.2 Install
12.3 Install
13.1 Install
13.2 Install
Factory Install
Tumbleweed Install

The version provided here at the moment is rkward-0.6.3 .

Installing using the command line

As superuser do

VERSION=$(grep VERSION /etc/SuSE-release | sed -e 's/VERSION = //')
zypper addrepo -f \ 
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel\:languages\:R\:supplement/openSUSE_$VERSION/ \

which automatically determines your installed version of openSUSE. After that

zypper install rkward

will install rkward and all dependencies.

Download for later installation

If for whatever reason you prefer downloading and manual installation of emacs-ess, use the search interface for your openSUSE version.