R is a opensource programming language and software environment which comes with GUI (Graphical User Interface). R language specialized in statistical computing and graphics so it is widely used in statistical software development and data analysis. In this tutorial we are going to learn How to install R on Ubuntu 18.04.
Update the apt package manager index by typing the following command in terminal:
sudo apt update
Run the following command to install R in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install r-base
Confirm the installation and check the version of R language by typing the following command:
The output should be:
R version 3.5.3 (2019-04-01) -- "Feather Spray"
Copyright (C) 2018 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
Type 'q()' to quit R.
Run Simple Hello World Program In R
Now we are going to run a simple R program in Ubuntu using following instructions.
Create a file named HelloWorld.R using the following command: