I want to install minitab on my machine, running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

How can I install it, or something similar?


R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists of a language plus a runtime environment with graphics, a debugger, access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs stored in script files.

The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions. Additionally, several thousand extension "packages" are available from CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, many also as Debian packages, named r-cran-<name>. For R an extension (library) R Commander exists, which brings a GUI to perform most things that Minitab is capable of.

To install R and RStudio in all currently supported versions of Ubuntu open the terminal and type:

sudo apt install r-base libopenblas-base libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0 libjpeg62       
cd ~/Downloads  
wget -c --tries=3 --timeout=120 https://download1.rstudio.org/rstudio-xenial-1.1.419-amd64.deb  
sudo apt install ./rstudio-xenial-1.1.379-amd64.deb
  • Uitslover! ;-) +1 – Fabby Nov 1 '18 at 11:06
  • Hey Karel, thanx a ton for the answer. I already have R installed, but, a course I am enrolled in demands to use minitab. So, could u suggest any workaround to install minitab on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & use it for free... – Vnay Nov 1 '18 at 15:20
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    Fill out the form at the Minitab website and they will send you an email with a link to download your free 30-day Minitab trial. That's as good as it gets. People pay more money for blue jeans with holes in them than for regular jeans. They could save money by buying regular jeans and making holes in the jeans themselves. – karel Nov 1 '18 at 15:30

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