[R] R, RStudio, and a server for my iPad.

John Sorkin JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu
Fri Apr 11 23:34:33 CEST 2014

Thank you for your help.
I have seen the material you have sent me to, but do not fully
understand it. Do I have to build a linux server first? If so does it
have to run Apache or some other web server? Is RStudio server run under
Apache, if so how? On the other hand, do I simply need a box running a
flavor of Linux (without Apache)., and then simply download RStudio
server? Perhaps I am over thinking this . . .

John David Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
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>>> Steve Lianoglou <lianoglou.steve at gene.com> 4/11/2014 5:23 PM >>>

On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM, John Sorkin
<JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
> I bemoan the fact that I can not run R or Rstudio on my iPad.

I feel like this is something I'm not missing much, at all, but
different strokes ... :-)

> A possible work around would be to set up a server (probably under
Linux), and get the server to present a web page that to would allow me
to run R on the server. I have searched the web for a clear, simple
answer on how to do this but can not find one. There are answers, but
not for someone who has not built a Linux server. Can someone provide
either a reference to, or a short explanation of how I can build the
server, get R or RStudio to run on it, and get the server and its R or
RStudio program available to me on my iPad? I can probably find guidance
on how to build an Apache server under Linux.

You might try to follow the instructions to get RStudio Server


It seems like they have packages built for many popular linux distros:


Once your linux server is set up, you should be able to access the
server with any client via a web browser, although I have no idea if
any of the iOS browsers are up to the task of dealing with the RStudio
web interface, but you can try and find out. RStudio's support forum
is more likely to be helpful here, for instance:



Steve Lianoglou
Computational Biologist

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