Webinar Question and Answers
Question - Do you need multiple licenses to have multiple implementations of Rstudio Connect (eg sandbox and production)?
This would depend on your license type (RStudio Connect Enterprise or Standard)
Question - When running python Jupyter notebooks, is there any integrated with Fonda environments? or what do you recommend for package management?
You may be interested in RStudio Package Manager.
Question - You mention deployment can be RStudio Server Pro -> git -> connect. Could RStudio (regular ide on your laptop) -> git -> connect also work?
You might be interested in our article on Asset Deployment Approaches >> Continuous Integration, and particularly our article on Programmatic Deployment with Content Management APIs
Question - When sharing an RMarkdown document that's on RConnect, is it as simple as sharing a url?
Yes! As the author, you can also limit access to approved users, which you could think of as a small bit of welcome complexity. Check out the section on Content Settings Panel >> Access in the RStudio Connect user guide.
Question - When a regular RMarkdown doc is on RConnect, can the code be modified to run right there in the browser (like a jupyter notebook) ?
For R Markdown documents, you can change input parameters (See our article on Parameterized RMarkdown documents, and the user guide), but the source code remains static. However, your user can download the source code to manipulate locally. Alternatively, you can publish a jupyter notebook instead of a .Rmd, and have your users edit the doc there.
Question - Regarding ETL pocesses, it was mentioned you can schedule processes (e.g. nightly, hourly, monthly etc). How do you do the scheduling exactly? Is it through R code or though some point and click within RConnect?
There is a GUI scheduling interface in the RStudio Connect sidebar‚ it is point and click. Here's the guide on scheduling the running of documents. Note the section on scheduled custom report emails on that guide too.
Question - can we the recording after this session?
Yes, the recording will be available at https://resources.rstudio.com/webinars within 48 hours
Question - I thought
renv is the new solution for package management?? Why introducing other tools?
Related Question - Thomas briefly discussed packrat...I was under the impression renv was replacing packrat...when will that happen?
renv is our recommendation for folks interested in reproducible environments, and will be a full replacement for packrat.
packrat is still going to be around, and used in the Pro products for a while. If you use renv, it won't conflict with deploying to Connect
Question - Do you need to update and publish each time a a connected database is updated?
You can have R Markdown documents that run on a schedule (you define) to pull new data down periodically
Question - Can RStudio Connect handle authentication with multiple AD servers?
Yes, check out our article at
Question - For small teams, are there pricing options that can get you started other than the 45 days free evaluation on a smaller budget than 22K?
There are academic and small business discounts, see https://www.rstudio.com/pricing/smb-pricing/.
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