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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 Manoj Sharma on June 30, 2013 at 11:19am

@Christian StatAce is very nifty!

Comment by Christian Mladenov on June 30, 2013 at 2:46am

You can do the same and more on StatAce. It's free, supports graphs, easy data upload, and pretty results. It works on an iPad and you can load packages.

Comment by Manoj Sharma on June 29, 2013 at 4:15pm

Thanks for the info, Peter. Wakari looks solid! ROnCloud wil soonl offer private file, graphics and management capabilities as well. Your feedback will help us get better, so please take a moment to give it: http://vigyanik.questionform.com/public/R-On-Cloud

Thanks!

Comment by Peter Wang on June 29, 2013 at 2:03pm

You can get full-featured Python in the browser, with the full scipy/numpy stack (including pandas and in-browser Matplotlib), and with IPython notebook hosting.  http://wakari.io

Every user gets their own fully-featured Linux sandbox, so it's private and you can install whatever ancillary packages you'd like.  You can even install R and access it using IPython's %R "magic" instruction.

People have been using Wakari to share analyses with others (via publishing IPython notebooks), and to teach courses to people who may not be able to easily install Python, etc.

There is a free plan, and then there are premium plans for access to more storage, cluster compute, and GPU nodes.

(Disclaimer: I'm a founder of the company that makes Wakari. :-)

Comment by Manoj Sharma on June 28, 2013 at 10:19am

You can load data like so:

Comment by Manoj Sharma on June 28, 2013 at 10:12am

@Phillip thanks for the comments! RaaS sounds nice.

The goal is to understand the features you need in something like this, so any feedback will help (and we'll act on it :)

Comment by Manoj Sharma on June 28, 2013 at 10:10am

Thanks for the post.

I just added ipad/iphone keyboard support. Even works on kindle fire now :)

Let me know if you have any feature requests!

Comment by Phillip Burger on June 28, 2013 at 9:33am

RaaS (R as a Service)  

It looks like a Linux VM on Microsoft Azure.  

While I was on it, I saw a few other users come and go. Good job to whoever is doing this!

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