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What is RStudio Server?

RStudio Server provides a web-based integrated development environment (IDE) for R. It can be accessed using a browser on basically any device with internet access. It offers a convenient interface for developing and running R scripts on LRZ systems. In addition to an R console and editor, it provides, amongst other features, a file browser for analyzing results and plots or transferring files between the LRZ Linux Cluster and your local device.

Getting Started

In order to use the RStudio Server at LRZ please visit
When asked to authenticate, please use your LRZ Linux Cluster account to log in.


RStudio Server at LRZ is a service associated with the LRZ Linux Cluster. If you already have an account for the Linux Cluster, you can use the corresponding user name and password to access the RStudio Server. Otherwise, you will have to request access to the Linux Cluster (see Access and Overview of HPC Systems)

Linux Cluster Integration

RStudio Server provides a file browser which can (in the default setup) be found as 'Files' tab in the bottom right pane of the web interface. It can be used to access the data in your Linux Cluster home directory ($HOME). If set up, you can also navigate your project directory ($PROJECT or $WORK).

You can also use the built-in Terminal to submit jobs to the Linux Cluster's serial and batch queues via the Slurm Workload Manager (see Job Processing on the Linux-Cluster). Currently, you have to disable websocket support for the terminal to work properly: "Tools" → "Global Options..." → "Terminal", untick "Connect with WebSockets".

R Package Management

You can install your own R packages in the usual way using the install.packages()-function or the 'Packages' tab in the bottom right pane of the web interface. RStudio will ask you whether to install these packages into a personal library which it will, per default, create in your Linux Cluster home directory ($HOME).


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