Tutorial: Work with R on Amazon's Cloud

Alex Zolot, StatVis Consulting, USA


Usage of R is often constrained by available memory and/or cpu power. Cloud computing allows users to get as much resources as necessary in any specific moment. The tutorial will cover software tools and procedures that are useful to manage R applications on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud services.


The tutorial will cover the following topics:

Potential attendees

Data mining professionals, statisticians, and anyone interested to learn how to use R with cloud computing.


Basic R programming and computing knowledge. Participants should open Amazon's EC2 and S3 accounts in advance of the tutorial.

Tutorial Materials

Slides are here, and R code is here.