Install from a local copy on Linux and macOS


It is strongly recommended to install the released version. Try it if other installation methods result in errors.

Training on GPU requires NVIDIA Driver of version 418.xx or higher.

To install the R package from a local copy of the CatBoost repository:

  1. Install the libc header files on macOS and Linux.

    Depending on the used OS:

    • macOS: xcode-select --install
    • Linux: Install the appropriate package (for example, libc6-dev on Ubuntu)
  2. Clone the repository:

    git clone
  3. Open the catboost/catboost/R-package directory from the local copy of the CatBoost repository.

  4. Run the following commands:



Installation error

If you use script for installation, try to add the repos parameter to the install.packages('devtools') command.
Select any repository from the list.

Example: install.packages("devtools", repos="").