Announcing the 1st Bookdown Contest

2018-07-27 Yihui Xie
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Since the release of the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books written and published with bookdown. Currently there are about 200 books (including tutorials and notes) listed on bookdown.org alone! We have also heard about other applications of bookdown based on custom templates (e.g., dissertations). As popular as bookdown is becoming, especially with teachers, researchers, and students, we know it can take a lot of time to tailor bookdown to meet the special typesetting requirements of your institution or publisher. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.6.6 - Custom Emails

2018-07-26 Sean Lopp
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We are excited to announce RStudio Connect 1.6.6! This release caps a series of improvements to RStudio Connect’s ability to deliver your work to others. Custom Email The most significant change in RStudio Connect 1.6.6 is the new ability for publishers to customize the emails sent to others when they update their data products. In RStudio Connect, it is already possible to schedule the execution of R Markdown documents and send emails to subscribers notifying them of new versions of content. Read more →

The Revamped bookdown.org Website

2018-07-25 Yihui Xie
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Since we announced the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books, reports, notes, and tutorials written with this package and published to https://bookdown.org. We were excited to see that! At the same time, however, maintaining the list of books on bookdown.org has become more and more difficult because I must update the list manually to filter out books that are only skeletons or not built with bookdown (such as slides). Read more →

Announcing the R Markdown Book

2018-07-13 Yihui Xie
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It is exciting for us to see the amazing growth of the R Markdown ecosystem over the four years since the creation of R Markdown in 2014. Now you can author many types of documents, and build a wide range of applications based on R Markdown. As an effort to unite and improve the documentation of the R Markdown base package (rmarkdown) and several other extensions (such as bookdown, blogdown, pkgdown, flexdashboard, tufte, xaringan, rticles, and learnr) in one place, we authored a book titled “R Markdown: The Definitive Guide”, which is to be published by Chapman & Hall/CRC in about two weeks. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.6.4.2 - Security Update

2018-07-09 Jeff Allen
A security vulnerability in a third-party library used by RStudio Connect was uncovered during a security audit last week. We have confirmed that this vulnerability has not been used against any of the RStudio Connect instances we host, and are unaware of it being exploited on any customer deployments. Under certain conditions, this vulnerability could compromise the session of a user that was tricked into visiting a specially crafted URL. The issue affects all versions of RStudio Connect up to and including 1. Read more →

Shiny 1.1.0: Scaling Shiny with async

2018-06-26 Joe Cheng
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This is a significant release for Shiny, with a major new feature that was nearly a year in the making: support for asynchronous operations! Without this capability, when Shiny performs long-running calculations or tasks on behalf of one user, it stalls progress for all other Shiny users that are connected to the same process. Therefore, Shiny apps that feature long-running calculations or tasks have generally been deployed using many R processes, each serving a small number of users; this works, but is not the most efficient approach. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.6.4

2018-06-19 Cole Arendt
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RStudio Connect version 1.6.4 is now available! There are a few breaking changes and a handful of new features that are highlighted below. We encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible! Breaking Please take note of important breaking changes before upgrading. Pandoc 2 RStudio Connect includes Pandoc 1 and will now also include Pandoc 2. Admins do not need to install either. If you have deployed content with rmarkdown version 1. Read more →

Applied Machine Learning Workshop

2018-05-15 Roger Oberg
Join Max Kuhn of RStudio for his popular Applied Machine Learning Workshop in Washington D.C.! If you’d missed his sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance. Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/applied-machine-learning/ This two-day course will provide an overview of using R for supervised learning. The session will step through the process of building, visualizing, testing, and comparing models that are focused on prediction. The goal of the course is to provide a thorough workflow in R that can be used with many different regression or classification techniques. Read more →

sparklyr 0.8

2018-05-14 Kevin Kuo
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We’re pleased to announce that sparklyr 0.8 is now available on CRAN! Sparklyr provides an R interface to Apache Spark. It supports dplyr syntax for working with Spark DataFrames and exposes the full range of machine learning algorithms available in Spark ML. You can also learn more about Apache Spark and sparklyr at spark.rstudio.com and the sparklyr webinar series. In this version, we added support for Spark 2. Read more →

Enterprise Advocate

2018-05-11 Becky Bajan
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We are looking for our next Enterprise Advocate to join the RStudio team. See what Pete Knast, Global Director of New Business, has to say about working at RStudio and the Enterprise Advocate role. When did you join RStudio and what made you interested in working here? I joined in early 2014. I was excited by RStudio since I love helping people and being an open source company RStudio seemed like a great way to reach a lot of people and get to assist with numerous interesting use cases. Read more →