[R] multi-user engine

Barry Rowlingson B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Apr 21 11:14:16 CEST 2004

A.J. Rossini wrote:
> "zubin" <binabina at bellsouth.net> writes:
>>I am presently a SAS user and wanted to configure R to work in a multi-user
>>enteprise environment.  Client - Server.  Where we have a strong LINUX
>>server supporting about 10 statisticians with R.  Anyone have any backround
>>or information they can share to help me get jump-started on setting up R in
>>this environment? 

  Why can't you install R in the usual way on the server and give the 
statisticians (there's only 10 of them, so its not much admin) accounts 
on the server? They then login (using an SSH client) and get graphics 
back via X-windows. Free SSH clients and X-windows servers are available 
for all the usual platforms. Their filestore would be on the server. I 
just don't see the advantage (and see plenty of disadvantages) of 
complicating things with a client-server framework where it might not be 

  Or does your 'enterprise environment' not permit such things?


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