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Requirements for RStudio Workbench#

RStudio Workbench, formerly RStudio Server Pro

We have renamed RStudio Server Pro to RStudio Workbench. This change reflects the product’s growing support for a wide range of different development environments. RStudio Workbench enables R and Python data scientists to use their preferred IDE in a secure, scalable, and collaborative environment -- whether that is the RStudio IDE, JupyterLab, Jupyter Notebooks, or VS Code. We want RStudio Workbench to be the best single platform to support open source, code-first data science, whether your team is using R or Python.

We recommend viewing our Platform Support page, which offers an in-depth overview of RStudio's Platform Support strategy and lists our supported operating systems and browsers.

Supported x86-64 Linux distributions#

  • RHEL/CentOS Linux 7 and 8
  • Ubuntu Linux 18.04 and 20
  • Debian Linux 8+
  • SUSE Linux 12 SP5
  • SUSE Linux 15 SP1 / openSUSE 15

Info

Knowledge of Linux systems and root privileges at installation and runtime, is required. For additional information about RStudio root and privilege requirements, see the RStudio Professional Product Root & Privileged Requirements support article.

  • 4+ CPUs
  • 8+ GB of RAM
  • 100+ GB of disk storage

Browser requirements#

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox

IE 11 - End of Support

Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported by RStudio server products.

On August 17, 2020, Microsoft announced that they would be gradually ending support for IE 11 over the subsequent 12 months. We will continue to offer support services for RStudio professional products to customers with a valid subscription until August 17, 2021. The existing RStudio Team products (RStudio Workbench, RStudio Connect, and RStudio Package Manager) have all been tested and support IE 11; however, no new products will be tested against IE 11 -- even those released before 8/17/2021. We encourage our customers using IE 11 to migrate to a supported browser as described in our platform support documentation before Microsoft ends support for it in August.

Please see our Platform Support page for a list of supported browsers.