pool package on CRAN

2017-11-17 Bárbara Borges
The pool package makes it easier for Shiny developers to connect to databases. Up until now, there wasn’t a clearly good way to do this. As a Shiny app author, if you connect to a database globally (outside of the server function), your connection won’t be robust because all sessions would share that connection (which could leave most users hanging when one of them is using it, or even all of them if the connection breaks). Read more →

rstudio::conf(2018) program now available!

2017-11-06 Hadley Wickham
rstudio::conf 2018, the conference on all things R and RStudio, is only a few months away. Now is the time to claim your spot or grab one of the few remaining seats at Training Days! REGISTER NOW Whether you’re already registered or still working on it, we’re delighted today to announce the full conference schedule, so that you can plan your days in San Diego. rstudio::conf 2017 takes place January 31-Feb 3 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, California. Read more →

R-Admins Community

2017-11-03 Hadley Wickham
Today we’re pleased to announce a new category of community.rstudio.com dedicated to R administrators: https://community.rstudio.com/c/r-admin. There are already multiple places where you can get help with R, Shiny, the RStudio IDE, and the tidyverse. There are, however, far fewer resources for R admins: people who work with R in production, in large organizations, and in complex environments. We hope this new category will serve as a useful and friendly place to connect with fellow R admins to discuss the issues they deal with. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.8

2017-10-24 Jeff Allen
We’re pleased to announce RStudio Connect: version 1.5.8. This release enables reconnects for Shiny applications, more consistent and trustworthy editing of user information, and various LDAP improvements. The major changes this release include: Enabled support for Shiny reconnects. Users of Shiny applications are less likely to be interrupted during brief network hiccups. The Client.ReconnectTimeout property specifies how long that session is maintained when there is connectivity trouble. The default setting is 15s. Read more →

Announcing RStudio Professional Drivers

2017-10-16 Nathan Stephens
Today we are excited to announce the availability of RStudio Professional Drivers. There are, of course, many ways to connect to Databases using R. RStudio Professional Drivers are specifically intended for use with our professional products, including RStudio Server Pro, Shiny Server Pro, and RStudio Connect. These data connectors combined with enhancements to dplyr, the odbc package, and the RStudio IDE provide a comprehensive suite of tools for accessing and analyzing data with your enterprise systems. Read more →

RStudio v1.1 Released

2017-10-09 Jonathan McPherson
We’re excited to announce the general availability of RStudio 1.1. Highlights include: A connections tab which makes it easy to connect to, explore, and view data in a variety of databases. A terminal tab which provides fluid shell integration with the IDE, xterm emulation, and even support for full-screen terminal applications. An object explorer which can navigate deeply nested R data structures and objects. A new, modern dark theme and Retina-quality icons throughout. Read more →


2017-09-14 Hadley Wickham
We’re excited to announce community.rstudio.com, a new site for discussions about RStudio, the tidyverse, and friends. To begin with, we’re focussing on three main areas: The Tidyverse Shiny RStudio IDE In the near future, we expect to launch a category for RStudio admins. This will be a place to coordinate knowledge about best practices for installing, configuring, and managing RStudio products, and for running R in production. Stay tuned for more details! Read more →

RStudio v1.1 - The Little Things

2017-09-13 Jonathan McPherson
Today, we’re concluding our blog series on new features in RStudio 1.1. If you’d like to try these features out for yourself, you can download a preview release of RStudio 1.1. Details matter Throughout this blog series, we’ve focused on some of the big features we added in RStudio 1.1. It’s not just the big things that matter, though; it’s sometimes the little ones that make the most difference in your day-to-day work. Read more →

Shiny Server (Pro) 1.5.4

2017-09-12 Alan Dipert
Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro are now available. Both the new Shiny Server and Shiny Server Pro releases include bug fixes and enhancements, and we recommend upgrading at your earliest convenience. Shiny Server Clickjacking protection can now be enabled using the frame_options directive. This directive was already available in Shiny Server Pro, but is now available in Shiny Server as well. A bug that caused "Error: Can't set headers after they are sent. Read more →

Announcing blogdown: Create Websites with R Markdown

2017-09-11 Yihui Xie
Today I’m excited to announce a new R package, blogdown, to help you create general-purpose (static) websites with R Markdown. The first version of blogdown is available on CRAN now, and you can install it with: install.packages("blogdown") The source package is hosted on Github in the repository rstudio/blogdown. Since blogdown is a new package, you may install and test the development version using devtools::install_github("rstudio/blogdown") if you run into problems with the CRAN version. Read more →