How do I update R on Ubuntu?
- open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t)
- write on the terminal: sudo apt-get update.
- Enter the password of your PC session.
- write on the terminal: sudo apt-get install r-base.
- Restart the computer.
How do I update my version of R? If you want to update R and RStudio:
There, you can go to the “R” menu and click “Check for R Updates” (see image below). If you do that, R will tell you the current version you’re on, and whether or not there is a more updated version that you can download (circled in blue).
How do I update R from command line? For command line use you can update R by running: require(installr) updateR() # this will open dialog boxes to take you through the steps. Or install a new software simply by running: require(installr) installr() # user can easily select (via a GUI interface) a software to install.
How do I install a specific version of R in Ubuntu?
- I think the source R-3.5.0.tar.gz itself doesn’t have a makefile or I need to use sudo ./configure´. I will just try to install the wanted packages manually from R studio.
- Thank you a lot for your precious help !
- For quick reference, this is the command to install R 3.6.3 binary: sudo apt-get install r-base-dev=3.6.3-2.