The github page has more details: http://att.github.io/rcloud
It gives people an idea of what it does just by seeing the URL. :)
Other than that, this is indeed cool.
However, here at home (where I also have Ghostery), it did block Disqus -- however, the very large panel is still visible. So, the annoyance of having a large part of the view taken up by useless space is still there.
Cool idea. RStudio is nice but it lacks the collaboration/pair coding opportunities that this could provide.
Sourcing data and package functionality are essential if anyone is going to use this.
I typically use RStudio to setup a R server on EC2 when I am on Chromebook and mobile. However having a fiddle for R definitely helps a lot when I need to do something quick, saving tons of time signning into AWS and boot up my rstudio instance.
I'm a long term R user, though I'm not exactly a pro and I honestly don't really like some aspects of it. I've looked a little at Pandas and it seems to do some things a lot better than R. My only grip is that the Python environment is a lot more of a PITA than R's CRAN system.
Does anyone have some insight?
If you find the Python environment a PITA, try anaconda's free distro: https://store.continuum.io/cshop/anaconda/
It includes everything you'll need for 95% of data science projects in python, all with correct versions, installed correctly, etc.
Thank you for the feedback by the way!
What's the story with security? It looks like you are using Rserve, are you also using AppArmor or lxc or something to prevent users from doing bad things? I didn't do anything malicious but did play around with system() and was surprised how much I was allowed to do.