The TileDB R package offers an R interface to the storage engine of TileDB.
Note that the R interface to TileDB is under development, and the API is subject to change.
Documentation is available for the R package as well as for the TileDB API.
TileDB Embedded needs to be present, and can be installed first (from a package or from source) for the TileDB R package to build and link correctly. Alternatively, if no system installation is found, a precompiled shared library is used during the installation of this R package.
The TileDB R package has been published on CRAN and be installed directly via
The most recent released version can be installed from Github using the package remotes.
> if (!requireNamespace("remotes",quietly=TRUE)) install.packages("remotes") > remotes::install_github("TileDB-Inc/TileDB-R") ...> library(tiledb) 0.17.0 with TileDB Embedded 2.13.0. See https://tiledb.com for more information. TileDB R > help(package=tiledb)
If the TileDB library is installed in a custom location, you need to pass the explicit path:
> remotes::install_github("TileDB-Inc/TileDB-R", args="--configure-args='--with-tiledb=/path/to/tiledb'")
Note that the TileDB R package is developed and tested against the latest stable (
v2.6.x) version of TileDB, but should also build against the newest development version.