The current installation on the HBS compute grid for RStudio is v0.99.99 and its companion R version is v3.1.2, the latest that this version of RStudio can fully support. We are aware that these are not recent versions: this is an unfortunate result due to limitations of the operating system (OS) and how software installations are managed on the compute grid. We are currently working with HBS IT find a solution to overcome this limation, which we hope to have remedied by late summer 2017.
We urge individuals to review files and folders to remove old, unused, or temporary work. As a part of this process, you can compress and archive groups of files. See our HOWTO document for this. If space is still needed, contact RCS to request more space.
File transfer programs, including the Mac Finder and Windows Explorer, try to do the best job possible matching permission when files are copies over. But since the operating systems typically are different between the source (your computer) and the destination (the storage on the compute grid), the programs attempt to match as best as possible. Of course, they often don't get it right. Please see our HOWTO document on Changing File Permissions.
Unix systems rely on three set of permission for viewing and writing files. If these are not set correctly, you will see the dreaded 'permission denied' error. Please see our HOWTO document on Changing File Permissions.