R for Cloud Computing, An Approach for Data Scientists
A Ohri, published by Springer Science Business Media 2014
This is a useful book on how do cloud computing with R. How to set up your accounts and use OAuth to access services.
Chapter 8.1 page 237 shows how to ensure your R code doesn’t contain your login keys.
The book covers the major services available Amazon AWS, Google Cloud and MicroSoft Azure.
AWS needs a credit card even for the free services.
There are nice data visualization services. Google Vis which has an R package googleVis. And Plot.ly which has an R library that you install with devtools from git hub, package plotly. Direction are on plot.ly site under r/getting started.
Some things change between when a book is published and when you go to use it. Be flexible and search for what is similar and works.
Google code is gone. There is now a package on cran to interface to Google Analytics called RGoogleAnalytics. Information on Google developer site.
In addition to being a good overview of what is out there are interviews that are fun to read and a nice table of my first 25 R commands.