RStudio IDE

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Tools for Rcpp

2015-04-14 RStudio Team
Over the past several years the Rcpp package has become an indispensable tool for creating high-performance R code. Its power and ease of use have made C++ a natural second language for many R users. There are over 400 packages on CRAN and Bioconductor that depend on Rcpp and it is now the most downloaded R package. In RStudio v0.99 we have added extensive additional tools to make working with Rcpp more pleasant, productive, and robust, these include: Read more →

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Code Snippets

2015-04-13 RStudio Team
We’re getting close to shipping the next version of RStudio (v0.99) and this week will continue our series of posts describing the major new features of the release (previous posts have already covered code completion, the revampeddata viewer, and improvements to vim mode). Note that if you want to try out any of the new features now you can do so by downloading the RStudio Preview Release. Code Snippets Code snippets are text macros that are used for quickly inserting common snippets of code. Read more →

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Data Viewer Improvements

2015-02-24 Jonathan McPherson
RStudio’s data viewer provides a quick way to look at the contents of data frames and other column-based data in your R environment. You invoke it by clicking on the grid icon in the Environment pane, or at the console by typing View(mydata). As part of the RStudio Preview Release, we’ve completely overhauled RStudio’s data viewer with modern features provided in part by a new interface built on DataTables. Read more →

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Code Completion

2015-02-23 RStudio Team
We’re busy at work on the next version of RStudio (v0.99) and this week will be blogging about some of the noteworthy new features. If you want to try out any of the new features now you can do so by downloading the RStudio Preview Release. The first feature to highlight is a fully revamped implementation of code completion for R. We’ve always supported a limited form of completion however (a) it only worked on objects in the global environment; and (b) it only worked when expressly requested via the tab key. Read more →

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Vim Mode Improvements

2015-02-23 Jonathan McPherson
RStudio’s code editor includes a set of lightweight Vim key bindings. You can turn these on in Tools | Global Options | Code | Editing: For those not familiar, Vim is a popular text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It can take some practice and dedication to master Vim style editing but those who have done so typically swear by it. RStudio’s “vim mode” enables the use of many of the most common keyboard operations from Vim right inside RStudio. Read more →

Balancing the Load | What's New in RStudio Server Pro?

2015-01-13 Roger Oberg
As R users know, we’re continuously improving the RStudio IDE. This includes RStudio Server Pro, where organizations who want to deploy the IDE at scale will find a growing set of features recently enhanced for them. If you’re not already familiar with RStudio Server Pro here’s an updated summary page and a comparison to RStudio Server worth checking out. Or you can skip all of that and download a free 45 day evaluation right now! Read more →

Hadley Wickham Master R Developer Workshop - Space Limited

2014-12-23 Roger Oberg
Give yourself the gift of “mastering” R to start 2015! Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham at the Westin San Francisco on January 19 and 20 for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the R community’s most popular and innovative authors and package developers. As of this post, the workshop is two-thirds sold out. If you’re in or near California and want to boost your R programming skills, this is Hadley’s only West Coast public workshop planned for 2015. Read more →

Announcing Packrat v0.4

2014-07-22 Kevin Ushey
We’re excited to announce a new release of Packrat, a tool for making R projects more isolated and reproducible by managing their package dependencies. This release brings a number of exciting features to Packrat that significantly improve the user experience: Automatic snapshots ensure that new packages installed in your project library are automatically tracked by Packrat. Bundle and share your projects with packrat::bundle() and packrat::unbundle() – whether you want to freeze an analysis, or exchange it for collaboration with colleagues. Read more →

RStudio presents Essential Tools for Data Science with R

2014-07-16 Roger Oberg
The RStudio team recently rolled out new capabilities in RStudio, shiny, ggvis, dplyr, knitr, R Markdown, and packrat. The “Essential Tools for Data Science with R” free webinar series is the perfect place to learn more about the power of these R packages from the authors themselves. Click to learn more and register for one or more webinar sessions. You must register for each separately. If you miss a live webinar or want to review them, recorded versions will be available to registrants within 30 days. Read more →

New Version of RStudio: R Markdown v2 and More

2014-06-18 RStudio Team
Today we’re very pleased to announce a new version of RStudio (v0.98.932) which is available for download now. New features in this release include: A next generation implementation of R Markdown with a raft of new features including support for HTML, PDF, and Word output, many new options for customizing document appearance, and the ability to create presentations (Beamer or HTML5). Interactive Documents (Shiny meets R Markdown). Readers can now change the parameters underlying your analysis and see the results immediately. Read more →