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:

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!

What is communty.rstudio.com for?

It’s easiest to say what community.rstudio.com is not: it’s not a replacement for Stack Overflow, GitHub, or our premium support services:

The goal of community.rstudio.com is to provide a friendly space for discussions that don’t quite fit into the above categories. It’s a great place to send your friends who are intimidated by Stack Overflow, or to go to if you’re not sure whether or not you’ve found a bug. We expect that it will gradually supplant our existing google groups like shiny-discuss and ggplot2.

RStudio employees will frequent the discussions, but we won’t have time to answer every question. We will ensure that discussions remain friendly and professional, but our goal is to foster an environment where the RStudio community can help one another.

Getting the ball rolling

The RStudio forums are a community site, and a community site is nothing without a community! In order to generate some initial momentum, we’re going to be running four limited-time promotions:

Depending on how things go, we might keep doing the prize packs for longer, but you should participate soon in order to maximise your chances of a sweet prize!