Configuring Tableau Server for R and Rserve

Published: 14 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 12 Mar 2018


How to configure Tableau Server for use with R and Rserve.


Tableau Server 


Step 1: Install and Configure R and Rserve

Install R and run the Rserve service. For more information on installing and configuring R, see R Implementation Notes.

Note: It is not recommended to install any other server applications or databases, including R, on the computers running Tableau Server. When R is not installed on the computer running Tableau Server, it must be configured for a remote connection.

Step 2: Configure Tableau Server

  1. Stop Tableau Server.
  2. Open the Command Prompt as an administrator and change to the Tableau Server bin directory. For example:
    • 32-bit: cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Tableau\Tableau Server\9.1\bin"
    • 64-bit: cd "C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\9.1\bin"
  3. Enter the following commands to set the host address and port values:
    • tabadmin set <ip address of Rserve>
    • tabadmin set vizqlserver.rserve.port <port of Rserve>
  4. Enter the following command to register the changes:
    • tabadmin config
  5. Start Tableau Server.
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