RStudio application not installed in Azure ML compute

SHAIKH, Alif Abdul 46 Reputation points

When users were creating a new compute in AML environment by default RStudio application was created.

With RStudio

However, from month of July, by default RStudio application is not getting created. Only JupyterLab, Jupyter, VS Code, Terminal, Notebook applications installed not a RStudio.

without RStudio

Is there any way to by default install RStudio application in azure ML compute instance?

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  1. romungi-MSFT 41,856 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @SHAIKH, Alif Abdul Yes, this is a recent change in the setup of compute instance that happens during the creation of compute instance. This change does not setup the rstudio community edition by default but you can set it up while creation by adding it as a custom application from advanced settings. This change is done as part of RStudio requirements to allow users to setup their own license key or use open studio version during creation. Please refer this documentation page for details to setup licensed and open version of the studio.

    If you add a license key then please use RStudio Workbench (bring your own license) option from the advanced options and enter your own license key.


    If you need to add the open version you need to select custom application and enter the docker image and mount point details to setup the rstudio during creation.

    Target/Published port 8787
    Docker image set to
    /home/azureuser/cloudfiles for Host path
    /home/azureuser/cloudfiles for Container path


    Once the creation and setup is complete the options to use Rstudio for open and licensed version will be visible as links on the compute instances page.


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  1. James Watson 16 Reputation points

    FYI the mount point is separate now from the main files in notebooks. R is also missing a lot of stuff as the file system doesn't include / install various stuff. Basically MS have depreciated one of the top tools for data science. Well done MS top job again :( .

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  2. Ashish Singhal 1 Reputation point

    Is there a way to add Rstudio after the compute instance has been created. In my organization, I can not create a compute instance myself, it has to be done by requesting the cloude infra structure team and they have created compute instances for me. I dread sending them these instructions to create another CI

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