Cloud setup

Work in the ☁

For this option, you will:

  • Work in a pre-configured, web-based RStudio IDE instance provided by RStudio Cloud.

You can join the workspace for the workshop at

Why would I choose this option?

You just want this course to work without worrying about preparation on your local computer. You may not have time to do all the local setup, or you may not wish to modify your local install to upgrade right now.

What do I need to do before the workshop?

Not much! We will provide a link to the pre-configured RStudio Cloud workspace. You will need to:

  • bring a laptop with the ability to access the internet, and
  • bring your laptop charger.

Will I be able to build any R packages I create?

Yes! All the tools for R package development will be at your disposal, including building packages that can be used.

Will I be able to save my work?

Absolutely! You can export any files you work on during the workshop out of RStudio Cloud and save them locally on your computer.