Ubuntu – How do install package of R language’s interpreter for statistical computing

software installation

How to install the R language interpreter? What is the package name? I have tried R, rlang, Rlang, rproject, etc. but nothing works – neither apt-get nor Ubuntu Software Centre found R.

Is it possible that R is not included in the official Ubuntu repositories?

Best Answer

Package you are asking of is r-base. So run the following command:

sudo apt-get install r-base

and you will have R in your system. Years ago I was also confused by this - such package name is stupid indeed.