Control a remote R session from your local R session. The packages uses pbdZMQ to handle the communication and networking. The custom REPL is based off of pbdCS.

Encryption is supported if the sodium package is installed. Details below.


For setting up a local server, you can do:


And connect to it via:


For more details, including working with remote machines, see the package vignette.


You can install the stable version from CRAN using the usual install.packages():


In order to be able to create and connect to secure servers, you should also install the sodium package. You can install it manually with a call to install.packages("sodium") or by installing remoter via:

install.packages("remoter", dependencies=TRUE)

Development Version

The development version is maintained on GitHub, and can easily be installed by any of the packages that offer installations from GitHub:

### Pick your preference


Work for the remoter package is supported in part by the project Harnessing Scalable Libraries for Statistical Computing on Modern Architectures and Bringing Statistics to Large Scale Computing funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences under Grant No. 1418195.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.