RStudio available at

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RStudio™ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for the statistical software R ( It combines an intuitive user interface with powerful coding tools to help you get the most out of R. provides researchers and companies with the access to resources to perform high performance calculations in the cloud. One often used application at’s computer clusters in the cloud is the statistical software R.

We are happy to announce that, from today on, offers RStudio as additional environment for R programming in the cloud.

Choose RStudio as your application in the cluster configuration process and as soon as the computer cluster is up and running you can start RStudio from a tab in the’s web console.

In your web browser a new tab will open and “RStudio in the web” is ready to use in the cloud.

There are several benefits for using RStudio:

  • Source, console, workspace, and plots in one web browser window
  • Searchable history of R commands
  • R code completion
  • Execute R commands from source files
  • and many more great RStudio features

Therefore, RStudio is the perfect extension for high-performance computing with R in the cloud. Furthermore, RStudio at simplifies the use of computer clusters. So far, the user had to start his R session with special MPI command (see Using MPI with R). With RStudio this is no more required. MPI binding is automatically created in the background and you can start your computer cluster using the packages snow, Rmpi or foreach without any additional steps.

Try out RStudio on a computer cluster in the cloud and keep sending us feedback: [email protected]

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