Each time I install R, I have to read documentation. This time I decided to write my own small version of installation documentation. So here we go 🙂
Step 1 : Update your package repository so that you can get R 3.x
Use nano to open source.list (command below)
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Now update sources.list with the folling line (just insert at the bottom of file).
deb http://cran.rstudio.com/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/
and Ctrl X will take you out of nano, it will ask to save file say ‘Y’.
Add key to authenticate CRAN packages
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E084DAB9
otherwise you will get an error similar to this
W: GPG error: http://cran.rstudio.com precise/ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY .................
Step 2: Now update packages by using the following command
sudo apt-get update
if you get message like
Reading package lists... Done
it means you are ready to go with installation. Run the command below
sudo apt-get install r-base
Now confirm by running R to see if it is working fine.
To install rgdal package, have a look at “Installing rgdal package for R3“.
To install R 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 140.4, following the instruction below.