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IQSS: Specify Resources for RStudio on CANNON or FASSE

The dashboards on CANNON and FASSE let you run RStudio, a browser based interface for the R programming language.  This document covers the resources that are specific to the application.

For information about the resources that are common to any application (Partition, Memory, Cores, runtime, and GPUs), please see IQSS: How to Specify Resources and Choose a Cluster Partition.

Getting Started tip:  The settings you specified the last time you launched the application are saved and appear as “defaults” when you return to the page.

Cluster resources that are specific to RStudio

Here are the cluster resource options and any IQSS “Getting Started” recommendations for RStudio:

R version to be loaded with Rstudio

oldest R version that can be loaded with RStudio

The drop-down list gives you access to a number of different versions of R.  Click on the list and choose the one you want.  The dashboard remembers your previous choice so you do not need to take any action if the choice shown is correct for you.

newest versions of R available to load with RStudio

Getting Started tip: The drop-down list is sorted with the OLDEST version of R at the top, so you probably want to choose a newer version!  If you are unsure, choose the NEWEST version that has the Core suffix.  At the time of this writing, that was R/4.1.0-fasrc01 Core on both CANNON and FASSE.

Location of your R_LIBS_USER folder (optional)

Location of your R_LIBS_USER folder

Getting Started tip:  This option can be left blank if you don’t understand what it is for.

If you need to use multiple versions of R, specify a folder that indicates the version number such as ~/R_4_1_0.

Start RStudio with a vanilla configuration (optional)

Start RStudio with a vanilla configuration

Getting Started tip:  This option can be left unchecked if you don’t understand what it is for.

Script to be executed before starting RStudio (optional)

Script to be executed before starting RStudio

Getting Started tip:  This option can be left blank if you don’t understand what it is for.

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