[R] Running R Remotely on LINUX

arnaud gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 19:16:36 CEST 2015

On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Sarah Goslee <sarah.goslee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Michael Haenlein
> <haenlein at escpeurope.eu> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I am used to running R locally on my Windows-based PC. Since some of my
> > computations are taking a lot of time I am now trying to move to a remote R
> > session on a LINUX server but I am having trouble to getting things work.

Please have a look at this link[0]. It may help
> > I am able to access the LINUX server using PuTTY and SSH. Once I have
> > access I can log in with my username and password (which is asked through
> > keyboard-interactive authentication). I can then open an R session.
> >
> > Since I am not used to working with LINUX, I have several questions:
> >
> > (1) Ideally I am looking for a Windows-based software that would allow me
> > to work on R as I am used to with the difference that the computations are
> > run remotely on the LINUX server. Does a software like this exist? Please
> > note that I do not think that I can install any software on the LINUX
> > server. But I can install stuff on my Windows-based PC.
> I'm not even sure what this question means, sorry.
> > (2) I am running an extensive simulation that takes about one week to run.
> > Right now it seems that when I log out of R on LINUX and close PuTTY, the R
> > session closes as well. Is there a way to let R run in the background for
> > the week and just check into the progress 1-2 times a day?
> Start screen on the linux system, then start R. Once the R job is
> running, you can disconnect from the screen with Ctrl-A Ctrl-D and the
> R job will continue in the background. Google linux screen for more
> information.
> > (3) Can I open several instances of R in parallel? On my PC I sometimes
> > have 2-3 windows open in parallel that work on different calculations to
> > save time. Not sure to which extent this is possible on LINUX.
> Sure. Using screen you can have multiple sessions going.
> Sarah
> --
> Sarah Goslee
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