In addition to the ability to use the DSS R API outside of DSS, DSS features several integration points with RStudio.
As soon as you install the
dataiku package in your RStudio Desktop (as documented in Using the R API outside of DSS), new RStudio extensions become available in the “Addins” menu:
These extensions allow you to:
- Setup connection to a DSS instance (URL and API key)
- Download the code of a R recipe in order to edit it locally in RStudio
- Once you’re done editing the recipe, uploading it back to DSS for saving and execution.
Integration with RStudio Server runs exactly like with RStudio Desktop, in the case where RStudio Server is not running on the same server as DSS.
In addition, in order to provide a better user experience to your users, you can choose to embed the RStudio Server UI directly within the Dataiku UI.
/etc/rstudio/rserver.confand add a line
www-frame-origin = BASE_URL_OF_DSS
- Restart RStudio Server
DSS_DATA_DIR/config/dip.propertiesand add a line
- Restart DSS
In a project, in the code section, you’ll now have a new “RStudio Server” entry that gets you to RStudio Server. You need to login to RStudio Server independently from DSS.
You can then install the
dataiku package and use the RStudio extensions (as documented above) to interact with DSS. If your RStudio Server is running on the same machine as DSS, more advanced integrations are possible. See below.
- You are running RStudio Server
- RStudio Server is running on the same host as DSS
- You are using Multi-user security, and you are using the same UNIX account name in DSS and RStudio Server
You can use an enhanced version of the RStudio integration. In addition to the features documented above, this gives you the following (for each user of DSS who also uses RStudio Server):
- DSS can automatically install the
dataikupackage in the R library of the user
- DSS can automatically setup the connectivity between DSS and RStudio Server, so that you don’t have to go through the URL and API key declaration phase
- DSS can automatically create a RStudio Server project corresponding to a Dataiku project, giving you RStudio workspaces per DSS project.
To benefit from these:
- Embed RStudio Server as described above
- In the RStudio page, you’ll have a “RStudio actions” button
Select the “Install R package” action. The
dataiku package (and its dependencies) will be installed into the personal R library of the user.
Select the “Setup connectivity to DSS” action. This action creates a personal API key and configures the
dataiku package running in the personal R library of the user to be able to talk with DSS.
After this action, you can use the RStudio extensions documented above.