How to install RStudio on a Chromebook in 2024

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing RStudio and R on a Chromebook in 2024. RStudio is a powerful integrated development environment (IDE) for R, a programming language widely used for statistical computing and data analysis. By following these steps, you'll be able to harness the power of R and RStudio directly on your Chromebook.

Compatibility Note

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs are not compatible with this method. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's processor, you can check our lists of Intel Chromebooks and AMD Chromebooks.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, please refer to the following video tutorial. It provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process:

Installation Steps

Follow these commands in your Chromebook's Linux terminal to install RStudio and R:

  1. Update your package list:
    sudo apt update
  2. Install R and the necessary library:
    sudo apt install r-base libnss3
  3. Download the required SSL library:
  4. Install the SSL library:
    sudo dpkg -i libssl1.1_1.1.1n-0+deb10u6_amd64.deb
  5. Download the RStudio package:
  6. Install RStudio:
    sudo dpkg -i rstudio-2023.12.0-369-amd64.deb
  7. Fix any dependency issues:
    sudo apt -f install

Additional Information

RStudio is a versatile IDE that enhances the R programming experience. It offers features like syntax highlighting, code completion, and integrated help documentation. This makes it an invaluable tool for data scientists, statisticians, and researchers working with R.

Some potential applications of R and RStudio on your Chromebook include:

  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Statistical modeling
  • Machine learning projects
  • Creating reproducible research documents

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, consider the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up-to-date
  • Check your internet connection, as some steps require downloading packages
  • If you receive permission errors, make sure you're using 'sudo' where necessary
  • For package conflicts, try running 'sudo apt --fix-broken install'

Useful Resources

To help you get started with R and RStudio, here are some valuable resources:

If you're in the market for a new Chromebook or looking to upgrade, don't forget to check out our Chromebook Comparison and Buyers Guide. It can help you find the perfect device for your needs.

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and use RStudio on your Chromebook. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through our YouTube comments section. Happy coding!