Install R Statistical Package in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10, 10.04

August 26, 2013

R Statistical PackageIf you have problem installing R statistical package via the official document. Here’s easy guide with pictures shows you how to install R package in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 10.04.

R Package is available in Ubuntu Software Center by default, but it’s old. This tutorial will install the latest verson – so far it is 3.0.1 – in Ubuntu via the via official repository.

Add R Statistical Package Repository:

Search for and open Software & Updates from unity dash home.

software&updates

Navigate to Other Software tab, click Add and paste below line in pop-up window.

For Ubuntu 12.04: deb http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/

For Ubuntu 13.04: deb http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu raring/

For Ubuntu 12.10: deb http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu quantal/

For Ubuntu 10.04: deb http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu lucid/

add r package repository

You can change “cran.stat.ucla.edu” to other mirrors.

Install R Statistical Package:

After added the repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to get the key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E084DAB9

add r package keyring

Finally, you can use Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Ubuntu Software Center) to install R Package.

install r package ubuntu

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One response to Install R Statistical Package in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10, 10.04

  1. It’s very helpfull to install.