Re: [R] R- License

From: Rau, Roland <>
Date: Wed 08 Feb 2006 - 01:13:34 EST


> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Subject: [R] R- License
> Hello. We are trying to install R on our network, and I
> wanted to ask if
> there is a user license agreement. I will be grateful if

> somebody can send
> me a link to it; if one exists.

if you have it installed already (maybe on your own computer), you can enter

which should give you, hopefully, what you are looking for. If you haven't installed it, I pasted the output below. Hope this helps,

> licence()

This software is distributed under the terms of the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991. The terms of this license are in a file called COPYING which you should have received with this software.

If you have not received a copy of this file, you can obtain one via WWW at, or by writing to:

   The Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
   59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

A small number of files (the API header files and export files, listed in R_HOME/COPYRIGHTS) are distributed under the LESSER GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 2.1. This can be obtained via WWW at, or by writing to the address above

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