Exercises: Installing R

Task: Get your VM host name and credentials

  • Go to the classroom app: https://rstd.io/class
  • Enter your classroom password
  • Register with your name and email address

You will get a home screen with a URL, user name and password

  • Point your browser browser to the URL you are given

Task: Open the getting started screen

The screen should look similar to this:

Task: SSH in

Use the provided credentials to log in

You can do this using your favourite SSH tool, including:

  • linux terminal
  • git bash
  • PuTTy or SuperPutty

In the terminal, use a command like the following (after substituting your own host name):

ssh admin-user@ec2-99-999-99-999.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com

This screencast demonstrates how to make the connection:

Upon success you should be able to see the Ubuntu initial welcome information:

Task: Explore some folder locations

Make a mental note of the following folder locations

Location Contents
/usr/share/class classroom material
/usr/local/src contains pre-downloaded source material
/opt/R installation folder for R

For example:

ls /usr/share/class
ls /usr/local/src