RStudio is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE) for R. You can run it on your desktop (Windows, Mac, or Linux) or even over the web using RStudio Server (‘’from’’).

Loading RStudio

The following are the steps that need to be done to run RStudio at the CRC.

  • Login to a front-end machine with the -X flag so the RStudio GUI can load. Note: If you’re connecting from a Mac, you may need to use [[Fastx]].

  • Load the Rstudio module by typing module load Rstudio. Do not load the module for R. The module for R is loaded when Rstudio is loaded.

  • Run RStudio by typing rstudio in the command prompt.

  • Congratulations! RStudio should now be open and ready to use.


Basic Usage

Click here if you want to learn the basics on how to use RStudio.

Further Information

See the official website: RStudio