Shiny 1.0.1

2017-04-05 Bárbara Borges
Shiny 1.0.1 is now available on CRAN! This release primarily includes bug fixes and minor new features. The most notable additions in this version of Shiny are the introduction of the reactiveVal() function (like reactiveValues(), but it only stores a single value), and that the choices of radioButtons() and checkboxGroupInput() can now contain HTML content instead of just plain text. We’ve also added compatibility for the development version of ggplot2. Read more →

leaflet 1.1.0

2017-02-22 Joe Cheng
Leaflet 1.1.0 is now available on CRAN! The Leaflet package is a tidy wrapper for the Leaflet.js mapping library, and makes it incredibly easy to generate interactive maps based on spatial data you have in R. This release was nearly a year in the making, and includes many important new features. Easily add textual labels on markers, polygons, etc., either on hover or statically Highlight polygons, lines, circles, and rectangles on hover Read more →

See RStudio + sparklyr for big data at Strata + Hadoop World

2017-02-13 Roger Oberg
If big data is your thing, you use R, and you’re headed to Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose March 13 & 14th, you can experience in person how easy and practical it is to analyze big data with R and Spark. In a beginner level talk by RStudio’s Edgar Ruiz and an intermediate level workshop by Win-Vector’s John Mount, we cover the spectrum: What R is, what Spark is, how Sparklyr works, and what is required to set up and tune a Spark cluster. Read more →

roxygen2 6.0.0

2017-02-01 Hadley Wickham
roxygen2 6.0.0 is now available on CRAN. roxygen2 helps you document your packages by turning specially formatted inline comments into R’s standard Rd format. It automates everything that can be automated, and provides helpers for sharing documentation between topics. Learn more at Install the latest version with: install.packages("roxygen2") There are two headline features in this version of roxygen2: Markdown support. Improved documentation inheritance. These are described in detail below. Read more →

sparklyr 0.5

2017-01-24 Javier Luraschi
We’re happy to announce that version 0.5 of the sparklyr package is now available on CRAN. The new version comes with many improvements over the first release, including: Extended dplyr support by implementing: do() and n_distinct(). New functions including sdf_quantile(), ft_tokenizer() and ft_regex_tokenizer(). Improved compatibility, sparklyr now respects the value of the ‘na.action’ R option and dim(), nrow() and ncol(). Experimental support for Livy to enable clients, including RStudio, to connect remotely to Apache Spark. Read more →

xml2 1.1.1

2017-01-24 Jim Hester
Today we are pleased to release version 1.1.1 of xml2. xml2 makes it easy to read, create, and modify XML with R. You can install it with: install.packages("xml2") As well as fixing many bugs, this release: Makes it easier to create an modify XML Improves roundtrip support between XML and lists Adds support for XML validation and XSLT transformations. You can see a full list of changes in the release notes. Read more →

Announcing bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown

2016-12-02 Yihui Xie
We have released the R package bookdown (v0.3) to CRAN. It may be old news to some users, but we are happy to make an official announcement today. To install the package from CRAN, you can install.packages("bookdown") The bookdown package provides an easier way to write books and technical publications than traditional tools such as LaTeX and Word. It inherits the simplicity of syntax and flexibility for data analysis from R Markdown, and extends R Markdown for technical writing, so that you can make better use of document elements such as figures, tables, equations, theorems, citations, and references, etc. Read more →

Time is running out - register for Hadley Wickham's Master R in Melbourne!

2016-11-23 Roger Oberg
Want to Master R? There’s no better time or place than Hadley Wickham’s workshop on December 12th and 13th at the Cliftons in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Register here: (Note: Prices are in $US and VAT is not collected) Discounts are still available for academics (students or faculty) and for 5 or more attendees from any organization. Email if you have any questions about the workshop that you don’t find answered on the registration page. Read more →

svglite 1.2.0

2016-11-14 Hadley Wickham
Today we are pleased to release a new version of svglite. This release fixes many bugs, includes new documentation vignettes, and improves fonts support. You can install svglite with: install.packages("svglite") Font handling Fonts are tricky with SVG because they are needed at two stages: When creating the SVG file, the fonts are needed in order to correctly measure the amount space each character occupies. This is particularly important for plot that use plotmath. Read more →

Join Hadley Wickham's Master R Workshop in Melbourne, Australia December 12 & 13

2016-10-28 Roger Oberg
It’s nearly summeRtime in Australia! Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham for his popular Master R workshop in Melbourne. Register here: Melbourne will be Hadley’s first and only scheduled Master R workshop in Australia. Whether you live or work nearby or you just need one more good reason to visit Melbourne in the Southern Hemisphere spring, consider joining him at the Cliftons Melbourne on December 12th and 13th. It’s a rare opportunity to learn from one of the R community’s most popular and innovative authors and package developers. Read more →