July 22, 2018
Getting R to work is a pain. At the end of the day I installed from source. First, if you’ve been messing with your /etc/apt/sources.list file, restore it by following the examples from here.
I then followed
r_version=3.5.1 wget http://cran.rstudio.com/src/base/R-3/R-"$r_version".tar.gz mkdir R_HOME mv R-"$r_version".tar.gz R_HOME/ cd R_HOME/ tar zxvf R-"$r_version".tar.gz cd R-"$r_version"/ sudo apt-get install default-jdk sudo apt-get install gfortran libreadline6-dev libx11-dev libxt-dev zlib1g-dev libbz2-dev liblzma-dev libghc-regex-pcre-dev ./configure make # Then make sure to add the bin dir to your path