## Installing R on ubuntu To use RStudio or other R IDEs, or just to use base R itself, we first need to install R. This is a very basic guide for installing on Ubuntu. Although you can install R through the Software Center, it's usually quicker to use the terminal. The process is very simple: ~~~ sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base ~~~ R should now be installed - this can be checked by looking at the R version installed: ~~~ R --version ~~~