we finished our KNIME setup with an client running on Windows and a server running on an ubuntu system. The latter also holds an R-Installation, that should be used to execute R-scripts included in our KNIME workflows. I know that the usual way would be to create a conda environment and publish the environment on the server. However, we would prefer to setup an remote path because of the following reasons:
- avoid that every developer uses it’s local R Installation
- the R installation on the server does hold some big internal repositories
- the R installation on the server uses our RStudio Server and Package Manager installation which allows an easy configuration and inclusion of our internal gitlab repo
- the data that the R scripts have to process contains thousands of lines, so the scripts have to be run on the server anyway
After searching a little bit, i found the remote workflow editor plugin. Is this something I could use for this? To elaborate more on the question above, might something like “knime://knime.mountpoint/” be used for setting path to R_HOME on server?