Introduction to Posit Workbench

Introduction to Posit Workbench

Course Level: Foundation (3 hours)

Posit Workbench takes all of the features you love about the RStudio IDE and puts them in the cloud. Workbench also enables real-time collaboration, support for both R and Python development environments and secure, concurrent sessions. Our trainers are excited to introduce your organisation to a whole new world with Posit Workbench.

Book: Introduction to Posit Workbench

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Course Details


This course will be structured as follows:

  • Navigating around PW: differences and similarities between RStudio IDE and Workbench
  • Working in PW: uploading files, importing data and connecting to databases
  • Working collaboratively within PW: version control and pair programming
  • Publishing to / Posit Connect
  • Job Management: running background processes on the server
  • Using PW with Python: VS Code and Jupyter Notebooks

Learning outcomes

By the end of the day participants will…

  • be comfortable connecting to and navigating Posit Workbench
  • understand how to clone and edit code repositories in PW
  • be able to code peer-to-peer with colleagues inside PW
  • understand how to connect to a database from within PW
  • launch Jupyter Notebooks and VS Code within PW

Prior knowledge

Students need to be familiar with R and the RStudio IDE. They also need a basic understanding of SQL databases and the concept of version control with git.

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