Posted On: Aug 8, 2019

Amazon SageMaker notebooks now support R out-of-the-box, without needing you to manually install R kernels on the instances. Also, the notebooks come pre-installed with the reticulate library that offers an R interface for the Amazon SageMaker Python SDK enabling you to invoke Python modules from within an R script.  

The R kernel is available by default in all regions that SageMaker is available in. To start using R with SageMaker, you can try this sample notebook