Deploying R Studio on Compute Engine

Sometimes you have a data analysis problem that is just too big for your desktop or laptop. The limiting factor here is generally RAM. Thankfully, services like Google Compute Engine allow you to lease servers with up to 208GB of RAM, large enough for a wide variety of intensive tasks. An ancillary benefit of using a service like Compute Engine is that it allows you to easily load your data from a Cloud Storage Bucket, meaning you don’t need to keep a copy of the large dataset locally at all times. [Read More]