diff --git a/gnu/packages/statistics.scm b/gnu/packages/statistics.scm
index ea9ef0e39..8af94e6af 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/statistics.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/statistics.scm
@@ -228,6 +228,32 @@ means factor of 32 less RAM and a factor of 32 more speed on boolean
operations.")
(license license:gpl2)))
+(define-public r-bit64
+ (package
+ (name "r-bit64")
+ (version "0.9-5")
+ (source
+ (origin
+ (method url-fetch)
+ (uri (cran-uri "bit64" version))
+ (sha256
+ (base32
+ "0fz5m3fhvxgwjl76maag7yn0zdw24rx34gy6v77378fajag9yllg"))))
+ (build-system r-build-system)
+ (propagated-inputs
+ `(("r-bit" ,r-bit)))
+ (home-page "http://ff.r-forge.r-project.org/")
+ (synopsis "An S3 class for vectors of 64 bit Integers")
+ (description
+ "The bit64 package provides serializable S3 atomic 64 bit (signed)
+integers that can be used in vectors, matrices, arrays and data.frames.
+Methods are available for coercion from and to logicals, integers, doubles,
+characters and factors as well as many elementwise and summary functions.
+Many fast algorithmic operations such as 'match' and 'order' support
+interactive data exploration and manipulation and optionally leverage
+caching.")
+ (license license:gpl2)))
+
(define-public r-colorspace
(package
(name "r-colorspace")