A lot of instructions that I find on here give instructions about how to install the latest version of R that either deliver an out of date version, or are very OS-dependent. I just bought a System76 computer using Pop_OS so I'm not sure which OS-contingent installation instructions I could adapt to my situation.
As I understanding just using the package manager,
sudo apt-get install r-base delivers an out of date version that cannot install the
ggplot2 package, so I can't solve my problem that way.
If I try to download from the main R site here, it has a configure and make file, but it requires a ton of dependencies and I struggle to know how to get them all. I've already chased down three dependencies but now on X11 I don't know how to get it. I'll start chasing that down in a minute, but with all of this "extracurricular" work, I'm wondering if maybe there is a better way to install this software. Is there something I can do to just ... install all relevant packages? Or is there something else I can download to try to install R in some other way, and yet still get the latest version?