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RStudio Server

RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It combines an intuitive user interface with powerful coding tools to help you get the most out of R.

RStudio Server provides a browser interface of the RStudio Version 0.98.1091 IDE running on your PC to R-3.1.2 running on the SSCC.

RStudio Server documentation is at

If you are connecting to the SSCC from off campus, you must establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to the Northwestern network before you open a connection with your browser. Establishing a VPN connection authenticates you to the Northwestern network, and adds a level of trust and security to your connection.

If you forget to establish a VPN connection, or if your VPN connection times out and is disconnected, your SSCC connection will also time out because it will fail to get through the SSCC firewalls.

See Connecting to the Northwestern Network for detailed instructions explaining how to configure and use the VPN Client software.

Open your web browser to one of the following links:

Sign in with your Northwestern NetID and NetID password, just as you would use to login to the SSCC. You must have an SSCC account and you must be connected to the NU campus network with NU VPN if you're off-campus.

When you're finished, end your R session with the R command q() — do not use the Sign Out button at the top right of the window.

It's important to understand that you will be using program and data files that are stored in your SSCC account. If you have needed files on your PC, transfer them to your SSCC account using Cyberduck. Follow the Transferring Files instructions if you're unfamiliar with Cyberduck.

Last Updated: 25 September 2017

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