RStudio Connect allows users to share and collaborate on the results they produce with R, such as R Markdown documents, Shiny applications, and plots. Source code or rendered artifacts can be deployed into RStudio Connect and selectively shared with other viewers and collaborators within the organization. Some content can even be scheduled to be re-executed and emailed on a given schedule.
RStudio Connect can also help simplify the role of the system administrator tasked with supporting R by offering:
- Detailed metrics for the server and the associated R processes (coming soon)
- Logs for all R processes spawned by Connect
- Secure deployments and interactions with artifacts using SSL/TLS
- Scale a Shiny application beyond a single R process to support additional visitor load
You can learn more about RStudio Connect here.
Installing R and RStudio Connect
To use RStudio Connect, first you need to install R 2.11.1 (or higher). If you don’t already have R, you can download it here.
Please note that to make use of multiple versions of R in RStudio Connect, you will need to compile R from source as explained here:
Installing RStudio Connect
To install RStudio Connect, click the link included on the trial page or in the email sent with your license key. If you don’t have this link, please contact Support and let us know.
For a list of common dependencies for RStudio Connect, see our article here.
If you have previously been using Shiny Server, check out our information on migrating from Shiny Server to RStudio Connect here.
General Information about RStudio Connect
We recommend reading through our RStudio Connect Admin Guide for most of the information you’ll need. We’ve highlighted some important sections and additional guides below.
Managing RStudio Connect
Root requirements for RStudio Connect
Managing your content
Set user account for R processes
Security and Auditing in RStudio Connect:
User Roles in RStudio Connect
Using RStudio Connect
Performance Tuning in RStudio Connect:
Running Shiny applications on RStudio Connect
Process management in RStudio Connect
Running RStudio Connect with a proxy
Installing packages from behind a proxy
Useful features of RStudio Connect
You may find these add-ons and features of RStudio Connect particularly useful in your work.
Push-button publishing to RStudio Connect
Custom application URLs in RStudio Connect
Scheduling emailed reports from RStudio Connect
Getting Support with RStudio Connect
If needed, you can create and track your support tickets via our form here. Note that this is only for customers who have purchased or are evaluating a RStudio Connect license.
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