R File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a R file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .R files.

What is a R file?

Files that contain the .r file extension are most commonly associated with the Mac OS X operating system.

The R files that are used by the Mac OS system contain resource files that are referenced by applications which are run in the Mac OS X environment. These files store the shortcut functions and variable definitions for the associated software applications.

The RatFor Fortran software application has also been known to use the .r file suffix. These R files contain pre-processor source files that are created within the RatFor Fortran program.

The popular Pegasus Mail email application also uses the .r file extension. These R files contain resource files that are references by the email program.

How to open R files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension R for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different R openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension R

While we know of one file format using the .R file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .R file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of R files. Remember, different programs may use R files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Tinn-R EditorTinn-R EditorUser submitted
RStudioRStudioUser submitted
InfoStatInfoStatUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
Tinn-RTinn-RUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
Tinn-R Gui/EditorTinn-R Gui/EditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with R-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with R-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!