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Shiny Contest 2020 deadline extended

2020-03-18 Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
The original deadline for Shiny Contest 2020 was this week, but given that many of us have had lots of unexpected changes to our schedules over the last week due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to extend the deadline by two weeks. If you’ve been planning to submit an entry for the contest this week (and if history is any indicator, there may be a few of you out there), please feel free to take this additional time. Read more →

Shiny Contest 2020 is here!

2020-02-12 Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
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Over the years, we have loved interacting with the Shiny community and loved seeing and sharing all the exciting apps, dashboards, and interactive documents Shiny developers have produced. So last year we launched the Shiny contest and we were overwhelmed (in the best way possible!) by the 136 submissions! Reviewing all these submissions was incredibly inspiring and humbling. We really appreciate the time and effort each contestant put into building these apps, as well as submitting them as fully reproducible artifacts via RStudio Cloud. Read more →

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 →