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R vs. Python: What's the best language for Data Science?

2019-12-17 Lou Bajuk
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We will briefly examine the debates over R vs. Python, and then share why we believe R and Python can, should and do work beautifully together. Read more →

RStudio's Commercial Desktop License is now RStudio Desktop Pro

2019-12-03 Lou Bajuk
We have good news for our commercial desktop IDE customers. We are giving the commercial version of our desktop IDE a new name and some great new features, including support for the RStudio Professional Drivers, at no additional cost to you. As part of this release, we are renaming RStudio Commercial Desktop License to RStudio Desktop Pro. Existing Commercial Desktop customers will be migrated as part of their next renewal. Read more →

Package Manager 1.1.0.1 Patch Release

2019-11-26 Sean Lopp
Earlier this month we announced RStudio Package Manager version 1.1.0, a major update to RStudio Package Manager that added support for: Faster package installs on Linux with pre-compiled binaries Easier installs through the display of system requirements A calendar of repository checkpoints to make it easier to reproduce work This patch release updates the 1.1.0 version without introducing any new features. The 1.1.0.1 patch fixes a bug in the prior release that impacts performance when serving binary packages from historical checkpoints. Read more →

Our first artist in residence: Allison Horst!

2019-11-18 Hadley Wickham
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Allison Horst is RStudio's inaugural artist-in-residence! Read more →

RStudio Professional Drivers 1.6.0

2019-10-24 Nathan Stephens
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Access to data is crucial for data science. Unfortunately, servers that run RStudio are often disconnected from databases, especially in organizations that are new to R. In order to help data scientists access their databases, RStudio offers ODBC data connectors that are supported, easy to install, and designed to work everywhere you use RStudio professional products. The 1.6.0 release of RStudio Professional Drivers includes a few important updates. New data sources Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.7.8 - Put a pin in it!

2019-09-23 Sean Lopp
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This release adds new workflows for data scientists and improved production settings for administrators. For data scientists, it used to be hard to use the same data or R objects in different content, and even harder to update those resources regularly. This release enables you to pin objects in Connect to solve these challenges. For administrators, we’ve reduced the most common sources of publishing failures and significantly improved error handling. Read more →

RStudio Trainer Directory Launches

2019-07-18 Greg Wilson
Several dozen people have taken part in RStudio’s instructor training and certification program since it was announced earlier this year. Since our last update, many of them have completed certification, so we are pleased to announce a preview of our trainers’ directory. Each of the people listed there has completed an exam on modern evidence-based teaching practices, as well as technical exams on the Tidyverse or Shiny, and they would welcome inquiries from anyone who is looking for high-quality training on these topics. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.7.6 - Publish Git-backed Content

2019-06-24 Kristopher Overholt
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RStudio Connect 1.7.6 has been released and is now available for download. This release includes a new publishing method for Git-backed content, the ability for publishers to manage vanity URLs for applications, full support for all SAML authentication providers, and other improvements and bug fixes. Updates New publishing method for Git-backed content This release adds the ability for data scientists to deploy content from Git repositories for individual applications within RStudio Connect. Read more →

RStudio Instructor Training Updates

2019-05-21 Greg Wilson
There has been a lot of interest in RStudio’s instructor training and certification program since it was announced in February. People are now going through the training course and the subsequent exams, so we’d like to share a bit more information about them. What’s the big picture? In order to be certified, candidates must do a one-day training course on modern evidence-based teaching techniques, write a 90-minute exam on that material, and complete a technical exam on each of the topics they are certifying for. Read more →

Introducing SAML in RStudio Connect

2019-05-14 Sean Lopp
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RStudio Connect 1.7.4 builds off of the prior release with significant improvements for RStudio Connect administrators. SAML support is available for production, a new admin view of scheduled reports helps identify potential conflicts, additional server APIs support deployment workflows, and our email configuration has been completely re-vamped. View Scheduled Content Scheduled Content Calendar This release includes a new calendar view, pictured above, that helps administrators review all scheduled content in a single place. Read more →