Shiny Server 0.4

2013-12-03 RStudio Team
Today, we’re excited to announce the release of Shiny Server version 0.4 as well as the availability of a beta version of Shiny Server Professional Edition. Shiny Server is a platform for hosting Shiny Applications over the Web and has undergone substantial work in the past few months. We have fixed many bugs, added stability enhancements, and have created pre-built installers for Ubuntu 12.04 (and later) and RedHat/CentOS 5 and 6. Read more →

Upcoming courses: Dec 2013

2013-12-02 Hadley Wickham
We’re pleased to announce two upcoming in-person training opportunities: Advanced R programming. SF, Dec 16-17.Learn the most important topics from advanced R programming in person. One day one, you’ll learn about metaprograming, functional programming and object oriented programming in R, as well general best practices for programming. Taught by Hadley Wickham, RStudio’s Chief Scientist. Public workshop. Boston, Jan 27-28.In this two-day workshop, you’ll get a comprehensive introduction to R, and you’ll be visualising, manipulating and modeling data in no time. Read more →

devtools 1.4 now available

2013-11-27 Hadley Wickham
We’re very pleased to announce the release of devtools 1.4. This version brings many improvements to package installation, including automated vignette building, and a better way of referring to repos on github, install_github("hadley/devtools"). There are also many other bug fixes and minor improvements; to see them all, please read the release notes file on github. Read more →

Shiny 0.8.0 released; Yihui Xie joins RStudio

2013-11-15 Joe Cheng
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We’re very pleased to announce Shiny 0.8.0 (which actually went up on CRAN about two weeks ago). This release features a vastly better way to display tabular data, and new debugging tools that make it much easier to fix errors in your app. DataTables support We now support much more attractive and powerful displays of tabular data using the popular DataTables library. Our DataTables integration features pagination, searching/filtering, sorting, and more. Read more →

Announcing Packrat

2013-11-14 Jonathan McPherson
We’re excited to announce Packrat, a new tool for managing the packages your R project depends on. If you’ve ever been frustrated by package dependencies, whether juggling the packages needed by your own projects or getting someone else’s project to work, Packrat is for you. Similar in spirit to Bundler, Packrat understands package dependencies and manages them inside a private, project-specific library. Packrat makes your project more isolated, portable, and reproducible. Read more →

RStudio OS X Mavericks Issues Resolved

2013-11-12 RStudio Team
When OS X Mavericks was released last month we were very disappointed to discover a compatibility issue between Qt (our cross-platform user interface toolkit) and OS X Mavericks that resulted in extremely poor graphics performance. We now have an updated preview version of RStudio for OS X (v0.98.475) that not only overcomes these issues, but also improves editor, scrolling, and layout performance across the board on OS X (more details below if you are curious): Read more →

RStudio and OS X 10.9 Mavericks

2013-10-22 RStudio Team
UPDATE: RStudio OS X Mavericks Issues Resolved This post is now out of date (see link above for information on getting a version of RStudio that works with OS X Mavericks). Today Apple released OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. If you are a Mac user and considering updating to the new OS there are some RStudio compatibility issues to consider before you update. As a result of a problem between Mavericks and the user interface toolkit underlying RStudio (Qt) the RStudio IDE is very slow in painting and user interactions when running under Mavericks. Read more →

RStudio v0.98 Preview (Debugging Tools and More)

2013-09-24 RStudio Team
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We’re very pleased to announce that a preview release of RStudio IDE v0.98 is available for download now. Major highlights of the new release include debugging tools, many improvements to environment/workspace browsing, and a new way to create HTML5 presentations using R Markdown. As usual there are also many small improvements and bug fixes. We’ll talk about some of the more interesting new features below, otherwise check out the release notes for full details. Read more →

The RStudio CRAN mirror

2013-06-10 Hadley Wickham
RStudio maintains its own CRAN mirror, http://cran.rstudio.com. The server itself is a virtual machine run by Amazon’s EC2 service, and it syncs with the main CRAN mirror in Austria once per day. When you contact http://cran.rstudio.com, however, you’re probably not talking to our CRAN mirror directly. That’s because we use Amazon CloudFront, a content delivery network, which automatically distributes the content to locations all over the world. When you try to download a package from the Rstudio cloud mirror, it’ll be retrieved from a local CloudFront cache instead of the CRAN mirror itself. Read more →

Version 1.2 of devtools released

2013-04-17 Hadley Wickham
We’re very pleased to announce the release of devtools 1.2. This version continues to make working with packages easier by increasing installation speed (skipping the build step unless local = FALSE), enhancing vignette handling (to support the non-Sweave vignettes available in R 3.0.0), and providing better default compiler flags for C and C++ code. Also new in this release is the sha argument to source_url and source_gist. If provided, this checks that the file you download is what your expected, and is an important safety feature when running scripts over the web. Read more →