Install the latest R Programming Language version on Debian 11 Bullseye

Get the latest version of R is a free programming language on Debian 11 Bullseye Linux using command terminal via its official repository.

R is a free programming language specially designed for statistical calculations and data visualization. It is one of the leading solutions for statistical data analysis and can be used for data mining or predictive analytics. R, which was developed in 1992 by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman in Auckland, is distributed as open-source software under the GNU General Public License by the Vienna-based R Foundation for Statistical Computing. R is based on the programming language S and is very similar to it. However, R is a free implementation.

In the standard distribution, R is supplied with an interpreter and command-line environment with simple graphic elements. The language has developed into a kind of standard language for statistical problems in science and business.

Few key features of R Language are Management of files and data; creation, checking, and adapting data structures; analysis, descriptive statistics, and more functions; editing and formatting of strings; conditional statements, loops, and branches; statistical tests; mathematical options, set operations, matrix operations and more…

Steps to install R-Base programming Language Debian 11

Update APT Repository

Run the system update command that will refresh the repositories caches and also install the latest security updates.

sudo apt update


Install R Langauge using base Debian 11 repository

Well, the most stable package of R programming language is already available to install via the default base repository of Debian 11 Bullseye. And to install it you just need to use the APT package manager command:

sudo apt install r-base -y


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Install Few Tools, we require:

Before adding the repository makes sure some tools we require to add the repository properly are already on our system.

sudo apt install dirmngr gnupg apt-transport-https ca-certificates software-properties-common


Add R Repository on Debian 11 Bullseye

Those who want the latest version of the R programming language need to add its official repository manually using the commands given below:

Add GPG Key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key '95C0FAF38DB3CCAD0C080A7BDC78B2DDEABC47B7'

Add Repo

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb bullseye-cran40/'


Run System update

After adding the repository run the system update command to rebuild the repository cache on your Linux

sudo apt update


Install R-Base on Debian 11

Finally, use the APT package manager again to get the latest version of R Langauge from its official repo instead of using the system default base repository.

sudo apt install r-base

For Developer edition:

sudo apt install r-base-dev


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