Install the released version

An up-to-date list of available CatBoost releases and the corresponding binaries for different operating systems is available in the Download section of the releases page on GitHub.

Note.

Training on GPU requires NVIDIA Driver of version 390.xx or higher.

This version of CatBoost has GPU support out-of-the-box.

To install the released R package binary with GPU support:
  1. Create a script file with the following code:
    install.packages('devtools')
    devtools::install_url('BINARY_URL'[, INSTALL_opts|args = c("--no-multiarch")])
    • BINARY_URL is the URL of the released binary.

    • INSTALL_optsargs) is an optional parameter for multiarch support.
    For example, use the following code to install the Windows' version 0.6.1.1 of the R binary with multiarch support:
    install.packages('devtools')
    devtools::install_url('https://github.com/catboost/catboost/releases/download/v0.6.1.1/catboost-R-Windows-0.6.1.1.tgz', args = c("--no-multiarch"))
    Attention.

    Do not forget to change the package version to the required one. The example above illustrates the installation of the version 0.6.1.1.

    To install another version, let's say 0.15, change the code to the following:
    install.packages('devtools')
    devtools::install_url('https://github.com/catboost/catboost/releases/download/v0.15/catboost-R-Windows-0.15.tgz', args = c("--no-multiarch"))
  2. Run the resulting script file.