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:
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 https://www.rollapp.com/app/jasp.
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
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:
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
Step 3: Installing flatpak
Now we are ready to install flatpak and then JASP.
Install flatpak by running
sudo apt install flatpak
Step 4: Installing flathub
Once the installation completes you can then add flathub (https://flathub.org) 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 https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Step 5: Installing JASP
We can finally install JASP by entering one last command:
flatpak install flathub org.jaspstats.JASP
After the installing process completes you now have JASP on your Chromebook. Congratulations!
New version of JASP can be obtained by running:
One small problem might occur where JASP looks like:
Instead of looking like:
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.
JASP will prompt you that it needs to be restarted and after doing so it should work as desired.
We hope you enjoy discovering and using statistics with JASP!