Access the RStudio web interface at IU


UITS will retire the RStudio web interface on June 30, 2018. UITS recommends accessing RStudio via the menu bar in Research Desktop (RED) Beta. For more about RED Beta, including how to get access, see Research Desktop (RED) Beta at IU.

RStudio is an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for the R programming language. Desktop editions are available for the Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms; RStudio Server enables delivery of a web-based interface. RStudio integrates the R console with a variety of tools for writing, testing, and documenting code, including a source editor with syntax highlighting, automatic code completion, smart indentation, and direct code execution. RStudio also supports version control with Git or Subversion. For more, see the RStudio product page.

At Indiana University, UITS operates a web-accessible instance of RStudio Server on the Karst research computing cluster.

To use IU's RStudio web interface, you must have a Karst account.

IU students, faculty, staff, and sponsored affiliates can request accounts on Karst.

Once you have a Karst account, open a web browser and go to:

When prompted, log in with your personal or group account IU username and passphrase. Once you are logged in, you can use the RStudio IDE from your browser to access and work with your files on Karst.

For help using RStudio, see the vendor's online support documentation.

Support for IU research computing systems, software, and services is provided by various UITS Research Technologies units. For help, see Research computing support at IU.

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