Installing repositories under Centos 6.2 to get ipython, R and other packages

I installed Centos 6.2 and tried to install some packages such as ipython or R but they were not available like many other useful packages that are available by default in other distribution such as Fedora.

The solution is to go to this website:

Fedora wiki EPEL

Go to section “how can I use these packages” and click on epel-release-6.5.noarch.rpm for your system (either 86 or x64)

you should be prompted for a password to install the RPM on your system. Once installed, you should be able to install the missing packages.

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One Response to Installing repositories under Centos 6.2 to get ipython, R and other packages

  1. JOhn says:

    Followed your directions, but still failed to install R.

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