Setting up RStudio Cloud

If or when it just isn’t feasible to install R and RStudio on your computer or device, don’t worry! There is an alternate option. We can use RStudio Cloud, which is free, and provides about 15 hours per month of free and functional computing time in a virtual RStudio environment.

What does this mean? It basically means you can use and do whatever you would like in R in an online browser window.


  • Platform or operating system independent
  • install any and all packages that you need or want
  • can import and export data, code, results, to/from the cloud or your computer
  • its all online!! So it’s all backed up there the next time you login


  • it’s all online! So you need a stable internet connection
  • the free account provides 15 hours of computing time per month

Signing Up

To set everything up, we need to sign up and create a new account.

  1. Go to
  2. Sign up with an email and create a password of your choosing
  3. Sign In!

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