cannot find 'R Engine (64-bit)' under 'RTools --> Options --> R Engine '. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've installed Microsift Visual Studio 2017 and I have also installed Microsoft Open ( and Microsoft R Client ( I expect to find 'R Engine (64-bit)' in here:

    'RTools --> Options --> R Engine ---> R Engine(64-bit)'.

    However, I can't find  'R Engine(64-bit)'  there.

    Can anyone help me with it? 

    • Edited by Farshid22 Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:48 PM
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:45 PM

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  • Hey,

    Heh - the whole R Engine "bit" in VS 2017 is very confusing. It took me a while to figure out where to set it.

    Go to R Tools -> Windows -> Workspaces. 

    In the Workspaces tab you can now see your engines as well as add a new engine through the "Add Connection":


    Hope this helps!

    Niels | @nielsberglund

    Friday, July 6, 2018 2:58 AM