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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 →

Summer Interns

2018-04-18 Becky Bajan
We were thrilled by the response to our summer internship program. After carefully reviewing over 250 applications, we have made our final selections. Here is a brief description of each intern and the projects they will be working on this summer. Fanny Chow, bootstrapping methods Fanny is a master’s student working with Max Kuhn this summer. Previously she studied Statistics and International Relations at UC Davis. She is particularly interested in privacy and interpretability in machine learning. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.6.0 - A Year in the Making!

2018-04-12 Sean Lopp
We’re pleased to announce RStudio Connect 1.6.0. Connect 1.6.0 caps a year of significant updates and we encourage all customers to upgrade. New Content Types Plumber APIs RStudio Connect introduces support for deploying Plumber APIs, allowing any R function to be served as an HTTP RESTful service. API support makes it easy to integrate R into external systems. Connect handles scaling and securing published APIs. TensorFlow Serving The new TensorFlow R bindings enable R users to tap into the powerful TensorFlow library. Read more →

Building tidy tools workshop

2018-04-09 Roger Oberg
Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham for his popular Building tidy tools workshop in San Francisco! If you’d missed the sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance. Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/extending-the-tidyverse/ You should take this class if you have some experience programming in R and you want to learn how to tackle larger scale problems. You’ll get the most if you’re already familiar with the basics of functions (i. Read more →

Platform Deprecation Strategy

2018-03-07 Amanda Gadrow
In an effort to streamline product development, maintenance, and support to ensure the best experience for our users, we have created a strategy for operating system and browser deprecation. This will allow us to focus our work on modern platforms, and to encourage best practices in R development. This policy applies to all of our products and packages, and has been posted to the website here. This strategy is included in our Support Agreement, the full text of which can be found here. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.14

2018-03-02 Sean Lopp
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RStudio Connect v1.5.14 is now available! This release includes support for secure environment variables, customizing email subject lines, and beta support for serving TensorFlow models. This release introduces beta support for SuSE and will be the last version of RStudio Connect to support Ubuntu 12.04 and Internet Explorer 10. Contact sales@rstudio.com for more information on supported platforms. Secure Environment Variables Environment variables for executable content can be configured in the RStudio Connect Dashboard. Read more →

Summer interns

2018-02-12 Hadley Wickham
We are excited to announce the first formal summer internship program at RStudio. The goal of our internship program is to enable RStudio employees to collaborate with current students (broadly construed: if you think of yourself as a student you quality) to create impactful and useful applications that will help both RStudio users and the broader R community, and help ensure that the community of R developers is representative of the community of R users. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.12

2018-01-12 Sean Lopp
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We’re pleased to announce RStudio Connect 1.5.12. This release includes support for viewing historical content, per-application timeout settings, and important improvements and bug fixes. Historical Content RStudio Connect now retains and displays historical content. By selecting the content’s history, viewers can easily navigate, compare, and email prior versions of content. Historical content is especially valuable for scheduled reports. Previously published documents, plots, and custom versions of parameterized reports are also saved. Read more →

Birds of a Feather sessions at rstudio::conf 2018 and the rstudio::conf app!

2017-12-01 Roger Oberg
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RStudio appreciates the hundreds of smart, passionate, data science enthusiasts who have already registered for rstudio::conf 2018. We’re looking forward to a fantastic conference, immersing in all things R & RStudio. If you haven’t registered yet, please do! Some workshops are now full. We are also over 90% of our registration target - with more than 2 months to go. It’s safe to say we will sell out. The sooner you are able to register, the better. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.10

2017-12-01 Sean Lopp
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We’re pleased to announce version 1.5.10 of RStudio Connect and the general availability of RStudio Connect Execution Servers. Execution Servers enable horizontal scaling and high availability for all the content you develop in R. The 1.5.10 release also includes important security improvements and bug fixes. RStudio Connect Execution Servers Support for high availability and horizontal scaling is now generally available through RStudio Connect Execution Servers. Execution Servers enable RStudio Connect to run across a multi-node cluster. Read more →