San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
RStudio in the cloud
Creating an RStudio-Server on a Nectar Cloud Virtual Machine
The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate a simple way to get started using R-Studio in the Nectar cloud.
The audience for this workshop is researchers who use the R statistical package and would like to apply the power, flexibility and accessibility of cloud computing to their R analyses.
RStudio Server enables you to provide a browser based interface to a version of R running on a remote Linux server. Deploying RStudio on a server has a number of benefits, including:
- The ability to access your R workspace from any computer in any location;
- Easy sharing of code, data, and other files with colleagues;
- Allowing multiple users to share access to the more powerful compute resources memory, processors, etc.) available on a Nectar cloud VM; and
- Centralized installation and configuration of R, R packages, TeX, and other supporting libraries.
The course will cover:
- An introduction to the Nectar research cloud via the dashboard
- Launch a Nectar virtual machine
- Launch RStudio-Server on the VM
- Access RStudio-Server through your web browser
- Get acquainted with the RStudio-Server environment – Transfer files, install a package, run an interactive R tutorial.
Please ensure you complete the following prior to attending the workshop:
- As this is an interactive workshop, attendees will need an active Nectar project with at least one available cpu/instance. Here is the information for accessing the Nectar dashboard using your AAF login.
- Go the NeCTAR dashboard page and confirm that you can log in using your AAF credentials. When you do this for the first time, you will activate a new trial project. If you have previously logged onto the dashboard confirm that your trial project is still active, and if not request an extension for this course. To request an extension, go to the Allocations tab of the dashboard and fill in a New Allocation request. Explain that you will be doing this course and give the date on which you will be doing the course. Allocations can take a while to be actioned, so don’t leave it until the last minute!
- It is recommended that attendees use their own laptop in this workshop (Windows, Mac or Linux OS). This means that when you leave the workshop, you will have the configuration complete on your own computer. However, there are laptops available for use in the room
- Attendees using their own laptop will need to have wifi access at the University of Adelaide. You may need to make sure you can access the “eduroam” network if you are from another institution. Access to eduroam is administered by your home institution, see http://www.eduroam.edu.au/tools-and-resources.html for details.
Please Note: Learning how to use R is outside the scope of this course. We will learn how to set up a server running RStudio, but not how to manipulate and analyse data with R, how to write R code, etc.
If your schedule changes and you can't attend the workshop, please log into Eventbrite and cancel your registration to ensure others don't miss out.
You can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the workshop, otherwise you may be billed a late-cancellation fee of $20.
We will email you 48 hours prior to the workshop to remind you to cancel if you won't be attending.
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