Effective Visualizations for Credible, Data-Driven Decision Making

2020-04-16 Jason Milnes
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Recently, we were joined by the smart folks at Roche & Novartis to present a webinar on effective data visualization. You can watch the recording of the full presentation here. It was the latest installment in a series of webinars highlighting industry leaders in the Pharmaceutical and Life Science spaces that are doing world-changing data science work. They presented many great insights, most of which are relevant to data scientists in every industry, and we wanted to share our learnings. Read more →

Great Looking Tables: gt (v0.2)

2020-04-08 Richard Iannone
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We are extremely excited to have our first release of the gt package available in CRAN! The name gt is short for “grammar of tables” and the goal of gt is similar to that of ggplot2, serving to not just to make it easy to make specific tables, but to describe a set of underlying components that can be recombined in different ways to solve different problems. If you ever need to make beautiful customized display tables, I think you’ll find gt is up to the task. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.2

2020-04-02 Kelly O'Briant
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A big update for our Python community One of the biggest frustrations for a data scientist, whether your primary language is R or Python, is to have your hard work go underutilized. A stream of disposable reports, emails, and presentations that get viewed once and cast aside are not the ideal recipe for how to make an impact. To combat this, we have seen data scientists create more interactive content (such as applications, APIs, and dashboards) to engage the divided attention of stakeholders. Read more →

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 →

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 Package Manager 1.1.2 - Windows

2020-02-27 Sean Lopp
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RStudio Package Manager 1.1.2 introduces beta support for Windows package binaries. These binaries make it easier and faster to install R packages on Windows Desktop. With this release, all the benefits of Package Manager are available to desktop users including versioned repositories, curated subsets of CRAN, centralized access to CRAN, Git, local packages, and usage tracking. Now data scientists on Windows can easily share work, collaborate, and spend more time doing analysis instead of debugging packages. 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 →