RStudio IDE

RStudio 1.4 Preview: New Features in RStudio Server Pro

2020-11-16 Karl Feinauer
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This blog post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.4, currently available as a preview release. Today, we’re going to talk about what’s new in RStudio Server Pro (RSP) 1.4. The 1.4 release includes integration with a frequently requested editor (VS Code), several quality of life improvements for working with Launcher environments, new user administration commands, and long-awaited SAML support! Let’s get started! RStudio Server Pro Single Sign-On Authentication with SAML 2. Read more →

RStudio 1.4 Preview: Citations

2020-11-09 JJ Allaire
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This post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.4, currently available as a preview release. A few weeks ago we blogged about the new visual markdown editor included in RStudio v1.4. Today we’ll go into more depth on the citation features included in visual mode, including easy insertion of citations from: Your document bibliography. Zotero personal or group libraries. DOI (Document Object Identifier) references. Searches of Crossref, DataCite, or PubMed. Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Command Palette

2020-10-14 Jonathan McPherson
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This post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.4, currently available as a preview release. What’s a Command Palette? Just as a paint palette gives the artist instant access to all their colors, a command palette is a software affordance that gives instant, searchable access to all of a program’s commands. RStudio 1.4 introduces this very popular tool to our workbench. Command palettes have become a fixture of modern IDEs, and with good reason. Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Python Support

2020-10-07 Kevin Ushey
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Last week, we introduced RStudio’s new visual markdown editor. Today, we’re excited to introduce some of the expanded support for Python in the next release of RStudio. Python Support The RStudio 1.4 release introduces a number of features that will further improve the Python editing experience in RStudio: The default Python interpreter to be used by RStudio / reticulate can now be customized in the Global Options pane, Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Visual Markdown Editing

2020-09-30 J.J. Allaire
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Today we’re excited to announce availability of our first Preview Release for RStudio 1.4, a major new release which includes the following new features: A visual markdown editor that provides improved productivity for composing longer-form articles and analyses with R Markdown. New Python capabilities, including display of Python objects in the Environment pane, viewing of Python data frames, and tools for configuring Python versions and conda/virtual environments. The ability to add source columns to the IDE workspace for side-by-side text editing. Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Released

2020-05-27 Jonathan McPherson
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Today we’re excited to announce the general release of RStudio 1.3. This release features many major improvements to the IDE, including: Dramatically improved accessibility for sight-impaired users, which also upgrades keyboard navigation, contrast ratios, and visibility for everyone. A real-time spell-checking engine, with suggestions, customizable dictionaries, and a built-in whitelist for common data science terms. Extensible, in-IDE tutorials powered by the learnr package. Settings and preferences are now stored in plain text files you can back up or manage with other tools; they can also be applied globally to all users on an RStudio Server. Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: The Little Things

2020-03-17 Jonathan McPherson
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This blog post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.3, currently available as a preview release. In every RStudio release, we introduce dozens of small quality-of-life improvements alongside bigger headline features. This blog post concludes our series on the upcoming RStudio 1.3 release with a look at some of these little conveniences. Global Replace RStudio has long had a Find in Files feature, which makes it possible to easily locate text in your project. Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: Remote Sessions in RStudio Desktop Pro

2020-03-10 Karl Feinauer
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This blog post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.3, currently available as a preview release. Today, we’re going to talk about an exciting new feature of RStudio Desktop Pro - the ability to connect to remote sessions running on an existing RStudio Server Pro instance. This new Desktop Pro feature allows you to launch sessions remotely from your desktop to do your work on a more powerful computing system than your local machine, while providing the enhanced look-and-feel of the desktop application. Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: Accessibility

2020-03-04 Gary Ritchie
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This blog post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.3, currently available as a preview release. Overview Screen reader users, and anyone who operates software entirely via keyboard or alternate input devices, have not been able to use the RStudio IDE due to accessibility shortcomings within the software itself. Troublesome areas have also cropped up for those with low-vision, including color blindness, and those with auditory impairments (e. Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: Integrated Tutorials

2020-02-25 Kevin Ushey
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This blog post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.3, currently available as a preview release. We’re excited to announce that RStudio v1.3 will gain a newly-minted pane: the Tutorial pane, used to host tutorials powered by the learnr package. The learnr package makes it easy to turn any R Markdown document into an interactive tutorial. Here are some example tutorials from the learnr package, hosted on shinyapps. Read more →