RStudio Essentials Webinar Series

2015-12-01 Garrett Grolemund
The RStudio IDE is bursting with capabilities and features. Do you know how to use them all? Tomorrow, we begin an “RStudio Essentials” webinar series. This will be the perfect way to learn how to use the IDE to its fullest. The series is broken into six sections always on a Wednesday at 11 a.m. EDT: Programming Part 1 (Writing code in RStudio) - December 2nd Programming Part 2 (Debugging code in RStudio) - December 9th Read more →

Are you headed to Strata? It's next week!

2015-09-23 Roger Oberg
RStudio will again teach the new essentials for doing (big) data science in R at this year’s Strata NYC conference, September 29 2015 ( You will learn from Garrett Grolemund, Yihui Xie, and Nathan Stephens who are all working on fascinating new ways to keep the R ecosystem apace of the challenges facing those who work with data. Topics include: R Quickstart: Wrangle, transform, and visualize data Instructor: Garrett Grolemund (90 minutes) Read more →

Article Spotlight: Persistent data storage in Shiny apps

2015-07-15 Garrett Grolemund
The articles section on has lots of great advice for Shiny developers. A recent article by Dean Attali demonstrates how to save data from a Shiny app to persistent storage structures, like local files, servers, databases, and more. When you do this, your data remains after the app has closed, which opens new doors for data collection and analysis. Read Dean’s article and more at Read more →

New Shiny cheat sheet and video tutorial

2015-06-22 Garrett Grolemund
We’ve added two new tools that make it even easier to learn Shiny. Video tutorial The How to Start with Shiny training video provides a new way to teach yourself Shiny. The video covers everything you need to know to build your own Shiny apps. You’ll learn: The architecture of a Shiny app A template for making apps quickly The basics of building Shiny apps How to add sliders, drop down menus, buttons, and more to your apps Read more →

Hadley Wickham's Master R Developer Workshop - Washington DC registration is open

2015-06-12 Roger Oberg
“Master” R in Washington DC this September! Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham at the AMA – Executive Conference Center in Arlington, VA on September 14 and 15, 2015 for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the R community’s most popular and innovative authors and package developers. It will be at least another year before Hadley returns to teach his class on the East Coast, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from him in person. Read more →

SparkR preview by Vincent Warmerdam

2015-05-28 Garrett Grolemund
This is a guest post by Vincent Warmerdam of SparkR preview in Rstudio Apache Spark is the hip new technology on the block. It allows you to write scripts in a functional style and the technology behind it will allow you to run iterative tasks very quickly on a cluster of machines. It’s benchmarked to be quicker than hadoop for most machine learning use cases (by a factor between 10-100) and soon Spark will also have support for the R language. Read more →

Hadley Wickham Master R Developer Workshop in Chicago – Space Limited

2015-05-12 Tareef Kawaf
Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on Wednesday May 27th & 28th for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the R community’s most popular and innovative authors and package developers. As of this post, the workshop is two-thirds sold out. If you’re in or near Chicago and want to boost your R programming skills, this is Hadley’s only Central US public workshop planned for 2015. Read more →

Data Visualization cheatsheet, plus Spanish translations

2015-03-30 Garrett Grolemund
We’ve added a new cheatsheet to our collection. Data Visualization with ggplot2 describes how to build a plot with ggplot2 and the grammar of graphics. You will find helpful reminders of how to use: geoms stats scales coordinate systems facets position adjustments legends, and themes The cheatsheet also documents tips on zooming. Download the cheatsheet here. Bonus - Frans van Dunné of Innovate Online has provided Spanish translations of the Data Wrangling, R Markdown, Shiny, and Package Development cheatsheets. Read more →

Package Development cheatsheet, plus Chinese translations

2015-03-12 Garrett Grolemund
We’ve added a new cheatsheet to our collection! Package Development with devtools will help you find the most useful functions for building packages in R. The cheatsheet will walk you through the steps of building a package from: Setting up the package structure Adding a DESCRIPTION file Writing code Writing tests Writing documentation with roxygen Adding data sets Building a NAMESPACE, and Including vignettes Read more →

Register now for RStudio Shiny Workshops in D.C., New York, Boston, L.A., San Francisco and Seattle

2015-01-28 Roger Oberg
Great news for Shiny and R Markdown enthusiasts! An Interactive Reporting Workshop with Shiny and R Markdown is coming to a city near you. Act fast as only 20 seats are available for each workshop. You can find out more / register by clicking on the link for your city! East Coast West Coast March 2 - Washington, DC April 15 - Los Angeles, CA March 4 - New York, NY April 17 - San Francisco, CA March 6 - Boston, MA April 20 - Seattle, WA You’ll want to take this workshop if… Read more →