The RvLab is a very useful and powerful tool, both for users who are already familiar with R (and some of its functions) but also for students and/or scientists who are in favour of open source software and would like to dedicate some time to get familiar with its functions, without having to go through the steep command line R learning curve.

RvLab Services

The RvLab runs on a PC cluster, using version 3.1.2 (2014-10-31) on a x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit) platform, and offers an intuitive virtual environment interface enabling users to perform analysis of ecological and microbial communities based on optimized vegan functions.

The user can benefit from the availability of newly designed functions if the dataset to be analysed requires their implementation.

The RvLab is an interactive virtual laboratory; should the user require other types of functions, these can be added in the “laboratory” and become available online in a short time.


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