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Note: The domain RonCloud.com seems dead now. Read the comment section below for alternatives.

You have to see it to believe it. Go to roncloud.com and you can enter R commands in the browser-embedded console. Wondering how easy it would be to run R from a browser, on your iPad. I'm not sure how you would import data files, but I suppose R offers the possibility to open a file located on a web or ftp server, rather than a local file stored on your desktop. Or does it not? Also, it would be cool to have Python in a browser.

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Comment by Charlie Payne on November 22, 2015 at 3:44am

Go to Twitter.io for Python in a browser - not full featured, but getting there -

Comment by Akersh on April 6, 2015 at 8:05pm

roncloud officially received the friendly DDoS

Comment by Manoj Sharma on August 1, 2013 at 5:27am

Hi Folks, thanks for the feedback and comments. Based on your feedback, we've evolved the r-in-the-cloud concept to the following: http://yepcloud.com. Check it out and sign up if you're interested!

Comment by Ken Pendergast on July 31, 2013 at 11:51am

I have been using RStudio Server on an Amazon EC2 instance. This site offers templates to get started with a basic install. Does come with its known security issues. However, it sure comes in handy when I'm travelling and all I have is my macbook air.

Comment by Israel Zuñiga de la Mora on July 8, 2013 at 6:15am

Another options are the web browser versions of IPython and Sage Math. You can install them for your intranet or use the public service :)

https://cloud.sagemath.com/

http://www.sagenb.org/

http://ipython.org/

Comment by Vincent Granville on July 1, 2013 at 8:53pm

Here is a comment by Risa Lin:

I've recently been working with R and Shiny ( http://www.rstudio.com/shiny/ ) to create interactive webapps to explore datasets and execute my R scripts from the browser. This has been really great when I get a workflow going and want a clean way to pull from different databases, and present it beautifully. Other users in the community are also showing great examples of how to interface it with other Javascript libraries for very effective data visualizations that are bound to the data. It would be possible to have a remote R Shiny app support a user's uploaded CSV, but connecting to arbitrary user databases would be a Very Bad Idea. You might find some good uses for it in your organization.

Comment by Brent Auble on July 1, 2013 at 7:19pm

Wow, I like the immediate simplicity of R on Cloud and the beautiful design and power of StatAce.  Nicely done for both products.  

If you're looking for Python in the cloud, I've used PythonAnywhere (https://www.pythonanywhere.com/) and it works well -- it has just about any packages/libraries you'd want already installed and integration with DropBox makes uploading and downloading files super easy.

Comment by Manoj Sharma on July 1, 2013 at 3:50pm

@Mike. We are able to reproduce this issue for some clients. If you see this issue, as a workaround - wait for the initial window to close and then select "Create a New R Console" from the top right. We're working on a fix.

Comment by Manoj Sharma on July 1, 2013 at 3:01pm

@Mike, sorry to hear you're having trouble accessing the site. It should work - (the site is up and it works fine in our browsers) - please let me know the OS/Browser version that you're using.

Comment by Mike Williamson on July 1, 2013 at 2:20pm

Is there some sort of trick you need to do to get a session going?  I am looking at a blank, black screen, with no prompt available to do anything.  I can make as many consoles as I'd like, but they are all blank with no way to input.

Maybe the server is down at the moment?

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