RStudio is a feature-rich integrated development environment  (IDE) for the R programming language, which is commonly used to perform statistical analysis and generate graphical representations of data sets. R is widely used by statisticians and data scientists, as well as in specific disciplines such as environmental science amd biology.

While RStudio can be installed individual computers, Amherst College provides web-based access to a shared RStudio environment at Users new to the R language may find the R intro or the student guide to be useful.


Virtual Computing Lab (VCL)

The Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) is a system that enables faculty, students, and staff to remotely access specialized software on any computer. If you are a Mac user and need to run Windows software, no problem, the VCL makes this possible.


Access the VCL

How to access the Amherst College Virtual Computing Lab.