First, we have to get the version of R available in the Raspbian repo.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-core r-base-dev
Wait a little bit, the package size is more than 60 MB. With a clean new Raspian installation, you should have no error message. If you get any error, please burn a new MicroSD card with a fresh Raspbian image.
Then check which release of R you have got, by typing
pi@SwissQuantumPi:~ $ R R version 3.5.2 (2018-12-20) -- "Eggshell Igloo" Copyright (C) 2018 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing Platform: arm-unknown-linux-gnueabihf (32-bit) >
Next, you can launch some demo to test if everything is fine: investigate the commande
demo() under the
> prompt. To quit R, enter
You have now R on your Raspberry Pi!