Find the Admin guide for RStudio Connect at https://docs.rstudio.com/
Read through section 1 (Introduction), then answer the following questions:
Which operating systems are supported for RStudio Connect?
- Windows Server 2018
- Suse Linux
- Red Hat
The correct answer is: Ubuntu, Suse Linux, Red Hat Linux and CentOS (since it's practically identical to Red Hat).
Remember: R must be installed prior to installing RStudio Connect. (You should have done that earlier!)
R must be installed on the system before you start installation of RStudio Connect.
Read the installation section of the admin guide, then answer these questions:
What is the minimum R version that is supported on Connect?
R-3.1.0 is the minimum required version.
Before you start the installation on the server, you must note the operating system you are using.
What operating system are you using on the training server?
- Ubuntu Linux
- Red Hat Linux
The training server is running Ubuntu Linux.
Task: Install RStudio Connect#
Follow the instructions for download and installing Connect at :
Hint: Use the folder
/usr/local/src to store the downloads after the installation.
How do you know it worked?
sudo tail /var/log/rstudio-connect.log
You should see something like this:
2019/01/10 22:25:07 Using HTTP access log: /var/log/rstudio-connect.access.log 2019/01/10 22:25:07 Sweeping ad-hoc variants 2019/01/10 22:25:07 Starting HTTP listener on :3939
The last line means Connect is listening on port 3939.
You can also open the connect landing page (from your course login page).
It's Alive! Can I use it?#
Not yet. More choices to make:
- Initial configuration, including email
- Auth Provider
You will cover these in the next section.