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Renjin is a JVM-based interpreter for the The R Project for Statistical Computing.

The primary goals of the project are to provide a modern interpreter that serves as a drop-in replacement for GNU R, but is easier to integrate with other systems, offers better performance, and is more extensible.

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Standalone distributions of Renjin are available for ad-hoc analysis. Downloads are available at

Artifacts from the latest successful build are available from the build server here.

Debian (and Ubuntu)

You can add our APT repository and get regular updates automatically:

# 1. Add the Renjin repository signing keys to be able to verify downloaded packages
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys EB2514FC345926E9

# 2. Add the Renjin repository
echo deb stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/renjin.list

# 3. Update list of available packages
sudo apt-get update

# 4. Install Renjin
sudo apt-get install renjin

Please see our Downloads page.

Adding to a Maven Project

Using a a modern build tool such a Maven is definitely recommended, particularly if you're planning on including R packages which often have several levels of transitive dependencies.

You can add Renjin to your Maven project by adding the following to your pom.xml file:

    <name>bedatadriven public repo</name>

Compiling from Source

At this time, building Renjin completely is only supported on Ubuntu 16.04. The resulting Java builds are fully platform-independent.

See BUILDING for more information.


Renjin is available under the GPLv2 (or higher) license, see LICENSE for the full text of the license. Renjin also includes code from R which is redistributed here. R uses many different licenses so check the file sources to see which license applies.