Chromebook Installation

All Chromebooks that came out in 2019 or later explicitly support Linux and therefore allow JASP to be installed. Certain older models might also have this capability.

To find out if your Chromebook supports Linux, go to “Settings” and look for the “Linux (Beta)” option. It should look something like this:

Linux (Beta) option in settings

If you do not see this entry then your only option to run JASP on your Chromebook is to use the Web-based version offered by Rollapp at

If the “Linux (beta)” option is there, choose “Turn on” and follow the next 5 easy steps.

Step 1: Installing Linux (Beta) on your Chromebook

Selecting a username and disk size

Here you can choose any username. We chose “jasp” and accepted the recommended disk size, which should suffice for JASP.

Now you can choose “Install” and you will spend several minutes watching the following screen:

Installing Linux on a chromebook takes a few minutes

Step 2: Updating the Software

When the wait is over, a so-called “terminal window” will open. This might look off-putting when you are not used to typing commands into a computer.

But don’t despair — we promise it will be simple as long as the commands are typed exactly as shown. To practice, here is an example of a command: echo "Hello world!". This command can be tried out safely and should print “Hello World” in your terminal.

Now, to install JASP we first need to update the software in the Linux version you just installed. You can update the software by entering:
sudo apt update

Running sudo apt update

Step 3: Installing flatpak

Now we are ready to install flatpak and then JASP.

Install flatpak by running sudo apt install flatpak

Installing flatpak

Step 4: Installing flathub

Once the installation completes you can then add flathub ( which contains JASP and many other free applications.
To add flathub please enter the following command (on one line) in the terminal:

flatpak --user remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Step 5: Installing JASP

We can finally install JASP by entering one last command:

flatpak install flathub org.jaspstats.JASP

Adding flathub and beginning install of JASP
JASP has some dependencies and you can accept them by pressing “Enter”
The overview of everything flatpak is downloading and installing for you

After the installing process completes you now have JASP on your Chromebook. Congratulations!

Updating JASP

New version of JASP can be obtained by running:

flatpak update

Finishing up

One small problem might occur where JASP looks like:

JASP without icons or wavy welcome

Instead of looking like:

JASP in full glory and much nicer to look at

To fix JASP you can go to JASP’s settings via the left-top blue “hamburger menu” and navigating to “Preferences -> Interface” and selecting “Safe Graphics Mode”, as shown below.

Turning “Safe Graphics Mode” on

JASP will prompt you that it needs to be restarted and after doing so it should work as desired.

Accessing Files

JASP runs within the linux subsystem of ChromeOS.
Files outside of this subsystem cannot be reached by JASP.
Open the file browser app and copy the files to Linux files:

These files can now be discovered by JASP.

We hope you enjoy discovering and using statistics with JASP!