RStudio IDE

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 →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: Configuration and Settings

2020-02-18 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. Today, we’re going to talk about a number of improvements we’ve made to RStudio 1.3 around configuration and settings. To set the stage, here’s how you configure RStudio today: This point-and-click dialog makes it easy for users to select the settings they want, but has a couple of limitations: Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: Real Time Spellchecking

2020-02-11 Adam Conroy
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As part of the upcoming 1.3 release of the RStudio IDE we are excited to show you a preview of the real time spellchecking feature that we’ve added. Prior to RStudio 1.3, spellchecking was an active process requiring the user to step word by word in a dialog. By integrating spellchecking directly into the editor we can check words as you’re typing them and are able to give suggestions on demand. 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 Server Pro 1.2 Update

2019-09-19 Jonathan McPherson
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Today, we’re announcing an important update to RStudio Server Pro 1.2 that introduces two new capabilities. Slurm Jobs Slurm is a open-source workload management system, capable of running distributed jobs across a cluster. It’s a popular tool for data science teams to run big, resource-intensive jobs on dedicated hardware. In this update, we’re introducing a new Slurm back end for RStudio Server Pro’s new Job Launcher (itself introduced in the initial release of RStudio Server Pro 1. Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Released

2019-04-30 Jonathan McPherson
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We're excited to announce the official release of RStudio 1.2! What’s new in RStudio 1.2? Over a year in the making, this new release of RStudio includes dozens of new productivity enhancements and capabilities. You’ll now find RStudio a more comfortable workbench for working in SQL, Stan, Python, and D3. Testing your R code is easier, too, with integrations for shinytest and testthat. Create, and test, and publish APIs in R with Plumber. Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Preview: Jobs

2019-03-14 Jonathan McPherson
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When you run an R script in RStudio today, the R console waits for it to complete, and you can’t do much with RStudio until the script is finished running. When your R scripts take a long time to run, it can be difficult to get much done in RStudio while they do, unless you’re willing to juggle multiple instances of RStudio. In RStudio 1.2, we’re introducing two new features to keep you productive while your code’s working: local jobs and remote jobs. Read more →

RStudio 1.2 Preview: The Little Things

2018-11-19 Jonathan McPherson
Today, we’re continuing our blog series on new features in RStudio 1.2. If you’d like to try these features out for yourself, you can download a preview release of RStudio 1.2. In this blog series thus far, we’ve focused on the biggest new features in RStudio 1.2. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the smaller ones. Detect missing R packages Many R scripts open with calls to library() and require() to load the packages they need in order to execute. Read more →