Open Source Web Applications

These web applications are hosted and managed by the staff in Teaching & Learning with Technology to support courses and instruction.


Penn State students, faculty, and staff can access these web applications from any modern web browser by using a Penn State Access Account username and password. These applications are freely available for all members of the university. No registration is required.

Off-Campus – A VPN connection is required when connecting from a non-university (off-campus) network. For more information on using the Penn State VPN service (ISPtoPSU), please visit this knowledge base article.


Jupyter iconJupyter is an interactive coding environment which offers a variety of programming languages, such as Python and R, to perform live data manipulation and analysis, and combines it with rich inline markdown text. Documents created in Jupyter are saved in the Jupyter notebook format, which can be easily shared or exported and published in a variety of formats, such as html, PDF and Microsoft Word.

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R iconRStudio Server is a web version of the popular RStudio desktop application, which is an integrated development environment for the open-source R statistical programming language. It provides a variety of powerful coding and debugging tools as well as rich data visualization and publishing tools. Multiple versions of R are available as well as a number of popular packages and supporting libraries. Please use the support request below to request R packages.

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RStudio Connect icon RStudio Connect is a publishing platform for R. It allows for easy push-button publishing of R Markdown documents, Shiny applications, and static plots and graphs. Self-manage your published content by adding project collaborators and control access to who can view it. Advanced features include scheduled updates, report generation, email updates, REST APIs, and ODBC data connectors. For more information, view the RStudio Connect User Guide.

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For help, questions, or to request the installation of additional Python modules, Jupyter environments, R versions, or R packages please submit a support request.


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