[Live-demo] R Studio on OSGeo Live

Robin Lovelace rob00x at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 14:47:26 PDT 2015

Hi Cameron (cc all)

Many thanks for the fast reply - I'll check that out and try to do it 
through the formal channels, perhaps with some pointers from Barry :-)

To reply to your question, yes the R Project Overview and Quickstart 
should be extended to also cover RStudio.

I've spoken to Barry Rowlingson who wrote this and he's encouraging me 
to get involved.

This seems to be the file I'll need to modify: 

That documentation mission is the easy part for me - getting the install 
script together will be the challenge - one I'm up for!

All the best,


On 08/22/2015 10:06 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Hi Robin,
> Great to hear of your interest in the use of OSGeo-Live. I'd encourage 
> you to add an entry about it here: 
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_History
> Regarding including RStudio, from your description, it sounds like it 
> would be a good addition. We are too late to include it in the next 
> 9.0 release, however it could potentially be included in 9.5.
> The process for adding a new project is described here:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc#How_to_add_a_project_to_OSGeoLive
> Further to that description, I'd be interested to hear advise on 
> whether RStudio should be included as a separate application to R, or 
> whether the R Project Overview and Quickstart should be extended to 
> also cover RStudio.
> Warm regards, Cameron
> On 23/08/2015 6:47 am, Robin Lovelace wrote:
>> I want to use OSGeo Live for teaching at Leeds University, so have a 
>> vested interest in it being good!
>> One question: I tried to send an email to the OSGeo-live email group 
>> requesting RStudio as a program but it seems to have disappeared. Any 
>> ideas what happened to that email? Should I raise this issue again?
>> Thanks,
>> Robin
>> ...
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: 	Feature suggestion: RStudio
>> Date: 	Thu, 06 Aug 2015 13:43:14 +0100
>> From: 	Robin Lovelace <rob00x at gmail.com>
>> To: 	live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
>> Dear list members,
>> I'd like to suggest the inclusion of RStudio in OSGeo Live:
>> https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/
>> I've just tested 9.0 Beta and it works! (screenshot attached).
>> There are things we can do to make it more user friendly, crucial for
>> its uptake as a teaching resource.
>> One of those things is the addition of RStudio which makes life soooo
>> much easier for people using R.
>> (I have more more ideas but will keep them to myself for now - RStudio
>> would be the priority.)
>> Any comments? Happy to try adding it via GH if people with experience
>> point me in the right direction.
>> Thanks
>> Robin
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