R/Medicine Conference

2018-08-13 Joseph Rickert
We are less than one month away from the R/Medicine conference! Tickets are still available to connect with the R users who are advancing the way we think about human health. The goal of the R/Medicine conference is to promote the use of the R programming environment and the R ecosystem in medical research and clinical practice. In addition to showcasing novel tools, algorithms and methods for analyzing medical and clinical data, we hope the conference will provide a forum for collaboration within the community. Read more →

What they forgot to teach you about R

2018-08-07 Roger Oberg
Join Jenny Bryan and Jim Hester of RStudio for this two-day hands-on workshop designed for experienced R and RStudio users who want to (re)design their R lifestyle! If you’d missed this sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance. Register here: In this workshop you’ll learn holistic workflows that address the most common sources of friction in data analysis. We’ll work on project-oriented workflows, version control for data science (Git/GitHub! Read more →

Announcing the 1st Bookdown Contest

2018-07-27 Yihui Xie
Since the release of the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books written and published with bookdown. Currently there are about 200 books (including tutorials and notes) listed on alone! We have also heard about other applications of bookdown based on custom templates (e.g., dissertations). As popular as bookdown is becoming, especially with teachers, researchers, and students, we know it can take a lot of time to tailor bookdown to meet the special typesetting requirements of your institution or publisher. Read more →

The Revamped Website

2018-07-25 Yihui Xie
Since we announced the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books, reports, notes, and tutorials written with this package and published to We were excited to see that! At the same time, however, maintaining the list of books on has become more and more difficult because I must update the list manually to filter out books that are only skeletons or not built with bookdown (such as slides). Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.6.4.2 - Security Update

2018-07-09 Jeff Allen
A security vulnerability in a third-party library used by RStudio Connect was uncovered during a security audit last week. We have confirmed that this vulnerability has not been used against any of the RStudio Connect instances we host, and are unaware of it being exploited on any customer deployments. Under certain conditions, this vulnerability could compromise the session of a user that was tricked into visiting a specially crafted URL. The issue affects all versions of RStudio Connect up to and including 1. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.6.4

2018-06-19 Cole Arendt
RStudio Connect version 1.6.4 is now available! There are a few breaking changes and a handful of new features that are highlighted below. We encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible! Breaking Please take note of important breaking changes before upgrading. Pandoc 2 RStudio Connect includes Pandoc 1 and will now also include Pandoc 2. Admins do not need to install either. If you have deployed content with rmarkdown version 1. Read more →

Applied Machine Learning Workshop

2018-05-15 Roger Oberg
Join Max Kuhn of RStudio for his popular Applied Machine Learning Workshop in Washington D.C.! If you’d missed his sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance. Register here: This two-day course will provide an overview of using R for supervised learning. The session will step through the process of building, visualizing, testing, and comparing models that are focused on prediction. The goal of the course is to provide a thorough workflow in R that can be used with many different regression or classification techniques. Read more →

Enterprise Advocate

2018-05-11 Becky Bajan
We are looking for our next Enterprise Advocate to join the RStudio team. See what Pete Knast, Global Director of New Business, has to say about working at RStudio and the Enterprise Advocate role. When did you join RStudio and what made you interested in working here? I joined in early 2014. I was excited by RStudio since I love helping people and being an open source company RStudio seemed like a great way to reach a lot of people and get to assist with numerous interesting use cases. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.6.2

2018-05-09 Cole Arendt
RStudio Connect version 1.6.2 is now available! There are a handful of new features that are highlighted below. We encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible! Recommend Building R from Source If you have installed R using apt-get, yum, or some other package manager, we recommend that you install R from source instead. This protects you from application breakages when the system version of R is upgraded. We have updated our documentation to reflect these best practices concerning R administration for use with Connect. Read more →

Arrow and beyond: Collaborating on next generation tools for open source data science

2018-04-19 JJ Allaire
Two years ago, Wes McKinney and Hadley Wickham got together to discuss some of the systems challenges facing the Python and R communities. Data science teams inevitably work with multiple languages and systems, so it’s critical that data flow seamlessly and efficiently between these environments. Wes and Hadley wanted to explore opportunities to collaborate on tools for improving interoperability between Python, R, and external compute and storage systems. This discussion led to the creation of the feather file format, a very fast on-disk format for storing data frames that can be read and written to by multiple languages. Read more →