R/Medicine Conference

2018-08-13 Joseph Rickert
We are less than one month away from the R/Medicine conference! Tickets are still available to connect with the R users who are advancing the way we think about human health. The goal of the R/Medicine conference is to promote the use of the R programming environment and the R ecosystem in medical research and clinical practice. In addition to showcasing novel tools, algorithms and methods for analyzing medical and clinical data, we hope the conference will provide a forum for collaboration within the community. Read more →

rstudio::conf(2019) diversity scholarships

2018-08-10 Hadley Wickham
rstudio::conf(2019) continues our tradition of diversity scholarships, and this year we’re doubling the program (again!) to 38 recipients: 32 domestic diversity scholarships available to anyone living in the US or Canada who is a member of a group that is under-represented at rstudio::conf. 6 international scholarships available to residents of Africa, South or Central America, or Mexico. Both groups will receive complementary conference and workshop registration, and funds for travel and accommodation (up to $1000 for domestic candidates and $3000 for international). Read more →

What they forgot to teach you about R

2018-08-07 Roger Oberg
Join Jenny Bryan and Jim Hester of RStudio for this two-day hands-on workshop designed for experienced R and RStudio users who want to (re)design their R lifestyle! If you’d missed this sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance. Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/what-they-forgot-to-teach-you-about-r/ In this workshop you’ll learn holistic workflows that address the most common sources of friction in data analysis. We’ll work on project-oriented workflows, version control for data science (Git/GitHub! Read more →

rstudio::conf 2019 is open for registration!

2018-07-31 Roger Oberg
rstudio::conf, the conference for all things R and RStudio, will take place January 17 and 18, 2019 (Thursday and Friday) in Austin, Texas. It will be preceded by Training Days on January 15 and 16 (Tuesday and Wednesday). Early Bird registration is now open! Conference: Thursday January 17 - Friday January 18, 2019 Join host and RStudio Chief Scientist Hadley Wickham along with keynote speakers David Robinson, Chief Data Scientist at DataCamp; Felienne Herman, assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, founder of Infotron, teacher of Lego Mindstorm, co-founder of the Joy of Programming conference and a host of Software Engineering Radio; and Joe Cheng, RStudio CTO and creator of Shiny and RPubs, to explore the state of the art and future of data science. Read more →

Announcing the 1st Bookdown Contest

2018-07-27 Yihui Xie
Since the release of the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books written and published with bookdown. Currently there are about 200 books (including tutorials and notes) listed on bookdown.org alone! We have also heard about other applications of bookdown based on custom templates (e.g., dissertations). As popular as bookdown is becoming, especially with teachers, researchers, and students, we know it can take a lot of time to tailor bookdown to meet the special typesetting requirements of your institution or publisher. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.6.6 - Custom Emails

2018-07-26 Sean Lopp
We are excited to announce RStudio Connect 1.6.6! This release caps a series of improvements to RStudio Connect’s ability to deliver your work to others. Custom Email The most significant change in RStudio Connect 1.6.6 is the new ability for publishers to customize the emails sent to others when they update their data products. In RStudio Connect, it is already possible to schedule the execution of R Markdown documents and send emails to subscribers notifying them of new versions of content. Read more →

The Revamped bookdown.org Website

2018-07-25 Yihui Xie
Since we announced the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books, reports, notes, and tutorials written with this package and published to https://bookdown.org. We were excited to see that! At the same time, however, maintaining the list of books on bookdown.org has become more and more difficult because I must update the list manually to filter out books that are only skeletons or not built with bookdown (such as slides). Read more →

Announcing the R Markdown Book

2018-07-13 Yihui Xie
It is exciting for us to see the amazing growth of the R Markdown ecosystem over the four years since the creation of R Markdown in 2014. Now you can author many types of documents, and build a wide range of applications based on R Markdown. As an effort to unite and improve the documentation of the R Markdown base package (rmarkdown) and several other extensions (such as bookdown, blogdown, pkgdown, flexdashboard, tufte, xaringan, rticles, and learnr) in one place, we authored a book titled “R Markdown: The Definitive Guide”, which is to be published by Chapman & Hall/CRC in about two weeks. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.6.4.2 - Security Update

2018-07-09 Jeff Allen
A security vulnerability in a third-party library used by RStudio Connect was uncovered during a security audit last week. We have confirmed that this vulnerability has not been used against any of the RStudio Connect instances we host, and are unaware of it being exploited on any customer deployments. Under certain conditions, this vulnerability could compromise the session of a user that was tricked into visiting a specially crafted URL. The issue affects all versions of RStudio Connect up to and including 1. Read more →

Shiny 1.1.0: Scaling Shiny with async

2018-06-26 Joe Cheng
This is a significant release for Shiny, with a major new feature that was nearly a year in the making: support for asynchronous operations! Without this capability, when Shiny performs long-running calculations or tasks on behalf of one user, it stalls progress for all other Shiny users that are connected to the same process. Therefore, Shiny apps that feature long-running calculations or tasks have generally been deployed using many R processes, each serving a small number of users; this works, but is not the most efficient approach. Read more →