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Menu-driven cloud computing and resource sharing for R and Bioconductor

Bolouri, Hamid and Dulepet, Rajiv and Angerman, Michael (2011) Menu-driven cloud computing and resource sharing for R and Bioconductor. Bioinformatics, 27 (16). pp. 2309-2310. ISSN 1367-4803.

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Summary: We report, a cloud-based, free, open-source web server for running analyses and sharing data and R scripts with others. In addition to using the free, public service, CRdata users can launch their own private Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) nodes and store private data and scripts on Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) with user-controlled access rights. All CRdata services are provided via point-and-click menus. Availability and Implementation: CRdata is open-source and free under the permissive MIT License ( The source code is in Ruby ( and available at:

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Additional Information:© The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press. Received April 4, 2011. Revision received June 2, 2011. Accepted June 8, 2011. First published online: June 17, 2011. Associate Editor: Alex Bateman. CRdata was developed as part of a collaborative project with the laboratory of Dr Ellen Rothenberg (Caltech), with code contributions by SparkTech Software (, and Bioconductor contributions by Dr Martin Morgan (FHCRC). Funding: NHLBI grant (HL089102 to H.B.).
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)HL089102
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