[R] Setting up an R server.

aldi aldi at dsgmail.wustl.edu
Wed Jan 22 12:40:15 CET 2014

Hi John,

A server it means a computer that has an operating system, where you can 
run R. For example, a Linux OS can be run in a computer connected to 
your Local Area Network at home. There you can install R and you can 
communicate with it via batch mode or interactive. The simplest is you 
become root of your system and use a software yum to install R (yum 
install R). As Linux OS I use Fedora (free software), but one can use a 
number of other flavors of Linux OS. This software (yum) will place the 
executable of R in one of the bin dirs which is reachable from any 
directory you enter in the system. What you need after it is an ssh 
(secure shell) from the apps of ipad (apple), or if windows (x-win 
software). At home, as long as you have connected your server with your 
router, you can reach the server with no problem, by learning local 
addresses or defining a name to the system, while remotely (distant from 
your home) you need to know a fixed system address (probably you need to 
buy it) from your internet company. If more than one server you can do R 
parallel computing at home by using software such as gridware to 
distribute jobs.

Hope this gives an idea about what you are planning to do :-) .



On 1/20/2014 10:53 AM, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:
> Perhaps http://www.rstudio.com/ide/docs/server/getting_started
> Michael
> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 9:12 AM, John Sorkin
> <JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
>> Can someone provide suggestions about how to best set up an R server? I would like to be able to run R on my IPad. It sounds like the only way to do this is to have the IPad access an R server. The server will be at my home, connected to the internet via my cable company (comcast). I don't yet know if the server will be a linux box or a windows box. I would appreciate advice about setting up both kinds of servers.
>> Thank you,
>> John
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