In this tutorial we will show you how to install R on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, R is an open-source programming language and free environment that specializes in statistical computing and graphical representation. It is mainly used by statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and performing data analysis.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation R open source programming language on an Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa server.
Install R on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following
apt commands in the terminal.
Now that, add the CRAN repository to your system sources’ list:
sudoadd-apt-repository'deb https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu focal-cran40/'
Then, run following command to install R programming language:
To verify that the installation was successful run the following command which will print the R version:
Rversion4.0.1(2020-06-16)--"See Things Now"
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed R. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing R open source programming language on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official R website.