googleComputeEngineR: R Interface with Google Compute Engine

Interact with the 'Google Compute Engine' API in R. Lets you create, start and stop instances in the 'Google Cloud'. Support for preconfigured instances, with templates for common R needs.

Version: 0.2.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0)
Imports: assertthat, future (≥ 1.2.0), googleAuthR (≥ 0.5.1), httr (≥ 1.3.1), jsonlite (≥ 1.1), utils
Suggests: covr, devtools (≥ 1.12.0), googleCloudStorageR, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat
Published: 2017-09-16
Author: Mark Edmondson [aut, cre], Scott Chamberlain [ctb], Winston Chang [ctb], Henrik Bengtsson [ctb], Jacki Novik [ctb]
Maintainer: Mark Edmondson <r at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: googleComputeEngineR results


Reference manual: googleComputeEngineR.pdf
Vignettes: Creating Virtual Machines (VM)
SSH, Docker, Container Registry and Futures
Example Workflows - Introduction
Installation and Authentication
Massively parallel processing
OpenCPU Server
Persistent RStudio Server
Remote R cluster
RStudio Server for a team
Scheduled R scripts on Master and Slave Google Compute Engine VMs
Shiny App
Scheduled RStudio
Package source: googleComputeEngineR_0.2.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: googleComputeEngineR_0.2.0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: googleComputeEngineR_0.2.0.tgz
Old sources: googleComputeEngineR archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: googleCloudStorageR


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