How to install RStudio on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install RStudio and R base on a Chromebook.  Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

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Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) echo "deb http://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian buster-cran40/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/r.list
2) sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FCAE2A0E115C3D8A
3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install r-base libnss3
5) wget https://download1.rstudio.org/desktop/bionic/amd64/rstudio-1.4.1106-amd64.deb
6) sudo dpkg -i rstudio-1.4.1106-amd64.deb
7) sudo apt -f install


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