"As a student, RStudio Cloud made it really easy to get started on a class project. After getting invited to the professor’s workspace for the class, just clicking on “Open a New Project” set up my workspace with all the packages and data I needed. I could then collaborate with other students in the same way."

Lara Zaremba
Student, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität / Product Development, tech-academy.io

Data science without the hardware hassles

RStudio Cloud is a lightweight, cloud-based solution that allows anyone to do, share, teach and learn data science online.

  • Analyze your data using the RStudio IDE, directly from your browser.
  • Share projects with your team, class, workshop or the world.
  • Teach data science with R to your students or colleagues.
  • Learn data science in an instructor-led environment or with interactive tutorials.

There's nothing to configure and no dedicated hardware, installation or annual purchase contract required. Individual users, instructors and students only need a browser to do, share, teach and learn data science.

We will always offer a free plan for casual, individual use, and we now offer paid premium plans for professionals, instructors, researchers and organizations. Learn more on our Plans & Pricing page.

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"As a teacher, in March 2020 Covid-19 arrived on our college campus, and RStudio Cloud was the perfect way for me to bring my students and their data analysis projects online."

Scott Gilbert
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Choose the right plan for you


Just starting your data science journey? If you only want to do data science occasionally, or if your usage is covered by your instructor or organization, our free plan is all you need. (Or, if you only need more hours per month, consider our Cloud Plus plan at a minimal cost.)


Our Premium Plan offers more capabilities, and is the best choice for most people. If you need more projects, shared spaces, project hours, RAM or CPUs than our free plan provides, this is the plan for you.

Instructors and Researchers

Our premium features for qualified instructors and researchers at a deep discount for instructional and academic use. We want to make it easy for you to teach and do research with RStudio Cloud.


If you want to enable multiple people in your organization to teach, learn, or do research and data science, we are happy to craft a custom package for you.

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