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Application Details

  • Description: RStudio is a free and open-source integrated development environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Modules: rstudio/3.0.1 relies on R/3.4.1 and QT
  • Licence: Free, open-source

Usage Examples

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It is a GNU project which is similar to the S language and environment which was developed at Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) by John Chambers and colleagues. R can be considered as a different implementation of S. There are some important differences, but much code written for S runs unaltered under R.

R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, …) and graphical techniques, and is highly extensible. The S language is often the vehicle of choice for research in statistical methodology, and R provides an Open Source route to participation in that activity.

  • If you just wish to use R on the command line and for batch processing use the R module.
  • If you wish to learn more about the R language.

Since this is an IDE for R it can only be used as an interactive session.

Interactive session

[pysdlb@login] $ interactive 
salloc: Granted job allocation 933039

[pysdlb@login01 ~]$ module load rstudio/3.0.1
[pysdlb@login01 ~]$ rstudio

libGL error: unable to load driver:
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast

Running RStudio

  • RStudio allows parallel processing and on an exclusive interactive session Viper gives 28 processing cores

RStudio in an interactive session and running a R program may give the error:

Warning message:
Character set is not UTF-8; please change your locale 

Although this error won't affect R you can silence this by typing the following on the console window within RStudio:

> Sys.setlocale("LC_ALL")


Further Information