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Using the R Language to Manage and Show Statistical Information in the Cloud

Version 1 : Received: 11 October 2018 / Approved: 11 October 2018 / Online: 11 October 2018 (17:17:15 CEST)

How to cite: Fonseca i Casas, P.; Tormos, R. Using the R Language to Manage and Show Statistical Information in the Cloud. Preprints 2018, 2018100245 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0245.v1). Fonseca i Casas, P.; Tormos, R. Using the R Language to Manage and Show Statistical Information in the Cloud. Preprints 2018, 2018100245 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201810.0245.v1).

Abstract

We present a methodology to enable users to interact with statistical information owned by an institution and stored in a cloud infrastructure. Mainly based on R, this approach was developed following the open-data philosophy. Also, since we use R, the implementation is mainly based on open-source software. R gives several advantages from the point of view of data management and acquisition, as it becomes a common framework that can be used to structure the processes involved in any statistical operation. This simplifies the access to the data and enable to use all the power of R in the cloud information. This methodology was applied successfully to develop a tool to manage the data of the Centre d’Estudis d’Opinió, but it can be applied to other institutions to enable open access to its data. The infrastructure also was deployed to a cloud infrastructure, to assure the scalability and a 24/7 access.

Subject Areas

R; Open data; API; Statistics; DSS; Web service.

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