RStudio is a visual interface for the R statistics program. Swarthmore runs an RStudio Server instance at rstudio.swarthmore.edu (requires VPN from off-campus).
To obtain an RStudio Server account, email email@example.com or visit support.swarthmore.edu and request an RStudio Server account. Professors can specify an entire class roster to add to the server.
RStudio Server requires VPN when accessing the site from off-campus.
ITS can create shared folders for class use, which can be useful to distribute data files. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit support.swarthmore.edu to request an RStudio Server class folder, specifying the name of the course.
Terminal or shell not working
If there are problems with opening up a new Terminal or Shell, try going to Tools → Global Options → Terminal. Then uncheck "Connect with Websockets".
Cannot access from off campus
RStudio Server requires VPN when using the site from off-campus.
Cannot log in
The two most common causes for logging-in problems:
- Make sure an account has been created for you
- Use all lowercase when entering your username on the login screen