Latest News from the R Markdown Family

2020-12-21 Alison Hill, Christophe Dervieux, Yihui Xie
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An end-of-2020 round-up of all the latest news from the R Markdown family of packages so that you know all you need to know to take advantage of the newest features. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.6

2020-12-16 Kelly O'Briant
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RStudio Connect helps teams of all sizes operationalize their data science work, and provides a single point of access to data products for decision makers. In this release, we have emphasized features that will help address maturing DevOps requirements within organizations seeking to deploy and scale data science. This release of RStudio Connect builds on the existing Server API, making experimental endpoints officially supported and introducing a brand new slate of API improvements based on feedback we’ve received from the community. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.6 - Administrator Digest

2020-12-16 Kelly O'Briant
Security & Authentication LDAP / Active Directory Changes Group handling within RStudio Connect has significantly improved for LDAP / Active Directory within this release. Groups will now be synchronized via a background process on a scheduled interval. The group membership for a user is determined on login rather than at the time of content access, and permission checks will use synced data from the RStudio Connect database rather than making LDAP requests. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.6 - Deployment API

2020-12-16 Kelly O'Briant
Automate deployment with the RStudio Connect Server API With RStudio Connect, your team can publish straight from the desktop or server IDE with the push of a button or orchestrate a fully customized deployment pipeline. While push-button publishing is powerful and convenient, it’s not the ideal solution for all organizations. Data science teams need tools that can help traditional IT administrators understand how to provide sophisticated oversight for the deployment and management of data science artifacts. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.6 - Python Update

2020-12-16 Kelly O'Briant
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Bokeh and Streamlit support is now generally available We are happy to announce that the newest interactive Python content types, Bokeh and Streamlit, are now generally available in RStudio Connect. Thank You! to everyone who reached out to provide feedback on Bokeh and Streamlit during the Beta period. The RStudio Connect User Guide contains information about our support for Bokeh and Streamlit, including detailed deployment instructions, example applications, and known limitations/compatibility requirements for each framework: Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.6 - Server API

2020-12-16 Kelly O'Briant
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Audit Server Content with the RStudio Connect API In 1.8.6, RStudio Connect administrators have the ability to create reports that track and manage the content on their servers. If you’ve ever wanted the answers to questions like: How do I produce a list of all the content we have published to RStudio Connect? Which applications can be accessed by which people and which groups? Which versions of R and Python are actually being used, and by which publishers? Read more →

Announcing the 2020 R Community Survey

2020-12-11 Carl Howe
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Want data about how people learn and use R? If so, please fill out our 3nd annual survey so that we can better understand today's R community. We'll publish the results in February 2021 as free and open source data. Read more →

(Re-)introducing Distill for R Markdown

2020-12-07 Alison Hill and JJ Allaire
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We are proud to announce the latest release of the distill package is now on CRAN. This version contains a number of major upgrades including the introduction of themed articles and websites, search, and improved accessibility. Read more →

RStudio Package Manager 1.2.0 - Bioconductor & PyPI

2020-12-07 Sean Lopp
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Packages are the heart of open source data science, but we know they aren’t always easy. Data scientists need access to ever-evolving tools to do their best work, and IT needs to understand the risk of new software while providing a stable environment for reproducible work. RStudio Package Manager helps teams work together to accomplish these goals. Today we are excited to announce a greatly expanded focus, enabling teams to realize these benefits across languages and ecosystems by adding support for Bioconductor, beta support for Python packages from PyPI, and new options for managing historical CRAN snapshots. Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: The Little Things

2020-12-02 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. Today, we continue a long-standing tradition of concluding our preview blog series with a look at some of the smaller features we’ve added to the IDE. Deeper Outlines for R Scripts If you write R scripts longer than a couple of pages, you probably already use RStudio’s document outline pane, which makes it easy to see an overview of your R script and navigate quickly to any section. Read more →