2  Software setup

  1. For this workshop, we prepared a virtual image containing all the necessary software, packages and settings we will need. To clone this image into your machine, you first need to download and install Docker Desktop from this link. Make sure to choose the right version for your computer (Windows, Linux, MacOS Intel Chip or MacOS Apple Chip).
  2. Once installed, open Docker and use the search bar on the top to look for iovercast/mess. This is where the image is stored.
  3. Once the image is found (the name iovercast/mess will show up in the drop-down list), you need to choose the processor type for your computer. If you are using a M1/M2 MacBook, in the tag drop-down menu, choose mac-m1. For any other architecture (Windows, Linux and non-M1/M2 MacBooks), choose intel. Then click on Pull.
  4. Once the pull is done, click on the Images option in the menu to the left. You should be able to see the new iovercast/mess image listed there. To get it running, click on the Play icon under Actions.
  5. Make sure to add a port for the image. When prompted for Optional settings, click on the arrow to open the drop-down options and type 8787 in the Host port option. Then click on Run.
  6. In the new screen, click on the 8787:8787 link below the image name.
  7. A page for rstudio-server will open on your internet browser, prompting you for the username and password. Type rstudio for both username and password.
  8. If an RStudio screen opens on your brower, you are ready to start working.