A few months ago I posted the script that I use to set up my R/JAGS working environment on an Amazon EC2 instance.
Since then I’ve largely transitioned to using R/Stan to estimate my models. So, I’ve updated my setup script (see below).
There are a few other changes:
I don’t install/use RStudio on Amazon EC2. Instead, I just use R from the terminal. Don’t get me wrong, I love RStudio. But since what I’m doing on EC2 is just running simulations (I handle the results on my local machine), RStudio is overkill.
I don’t install git anymore. Instead I use
source_url(from devtools) and
source_data(from repmis) to source scripts from GitHub. Again all of the manipulation I’m doing to these scripts is on my local machine.