No. It is free for use might need r studio server depending on which spark master you choose.
Both are free to use; you can use sparklyr from the R shell without RStudio (but you probably want an IDE)
There are two packages SparkR and sparklyr. Sparklyr seems to be the more useful. However, do you have to pay to use it? Unless I’m not reading this right, it seems you have to have the paid version of RStudio to use it.
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