readxl 1.0.0

2017-04-19 Jenny Bryan
I’m pleased to announce that readxl 1.0.0 is available on CRAN. readxl makes it easy to bring tabular data out of Excel and into R, for modern .xlsx files and the legacy .xls format. readxl does not have any tricky external dependencies, such as Java or Perl, and is easy to install and use on Mac, Windows, and Linux. You can install it with: install.packages("readxl") As well as fixing many bugs, this release: Read more →

dplyr 0.6.0 coming soon!

2017-04-13 Hadley Wickham
I’m planning to submit dplyr 0.6.0 to CRAN on May 11 (in four weeks time). In preparation, I’d like to announce that the release candidate, dplyr is now available. I would really appreciate it if you’d try it out and report any problems. This will ensure that the official release has as few bugs as possible. Installation Install the pre-release version with: # install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("tidyverse/dplyr") If you discover any problems, please file a minimal reprex on GitHub. Read more →

tidyverse updates

2017-04-12 Hadley Wickham
Over the couple of months there have been a bunch of smaller releases to packages in the tidyverse. This includes: forcats 0.2.0, for working with factors. readr 1.1.0, for reading flat-files from disk. stringr 1.2.0, for manipulating strings. tibble 1.3.0, a modern re-imagining of the data frame. This blog post summarises the most important new features, and points to the full release notes where you can learn more. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.4.6

2017-04-11 Jeff Allen
We’re excited to announce the release of RStudio Connect: version 1.4.6. This is an incremental release which features significantly improved startup time and support for server-side Shiny bookmarks. Improved Startup & Job Listing Time We now track R process jobs in the database which allows us to list and query jobs much more quickly. This decreases the startup time of the RStudio Connect service – allowing even the busiest of servers to spin up in a matter of seconds. Read more →

Shiny 1.0.1

2017-04-05 Bárbara Borges
Shiny 1.0.1 is now available on CRAN! This release primarily includes bug fixes and minor new features. The most notable additions in this version of Shiny are the introduction of the reactiveVal() function (like reactiveValues(), but it only stores a single value), and that the choices of radioButtons() and checkboxGroupInput() can now contain HTML content instead of just plain text. We’ve also added compatibility for the development version of ggplot2. Read more →

RStudio Connect

2017-03-28 Jeff Allen
We’re excited to announce the release of RStudio Connect: version This release includes the ability to manage different versions of your work on RStudio Connect. Rollback / Roll Forward The most notable feature of this release is the ability to “rollback” to a previously deployed version of your work or “roll forward” to a more recent version of your work. You can also download a particular version, perhaps as a starting place for a new report or application, and delete old versions that you want to remove from the server. Read more →

leaflet 1.1.0

2017-02-22 Joe Cheng
Leaflet 1.1.0 is now available on CRAN! The Leaflet package is a tidy wrapper for the Leaflet.js mapping library, and makes it incredibly easy to generate interactive maps based on spatial data you have in R. This release was nearly a year in the making, and includes many important new features. Easily add textual labels on markers, polygons, etc., either on hover or statically Highlight polygons, lines, circles, and rectangles on hover Read more →

rstudio::conf 2017 session recordings are now available

2017-02-15 Roger Oberg
Couldn’t make it to Orlando in January? We’re excited to bring you the next best thing. Whether you missed the conference, missed a talk, or just want to refresh your memory, you can find all the recordings from the first ever conference about All Things R & RStudio at Just click on +rstudio::conf 2017 when you get there to expand the list. Of course, the session recordings can’t capture the complete “in person” experience. Read more →

See RStudio + sparklyr for big data at Strata + Hadoop World

2017-02-13 Roger Oberg
If big data is your thing, you use R, and you’re headed to Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose March 13 & 14th, you can experience in person how easy and practical it is to analyze big data with R and Spark. In a beginner level talk by RStudio’s Edgar Ruiz and an intermediate level workshop by Win-Vector’s John Mount, we cover the spectrum: What R is, what Spark is, how Sparklyr works, and what is required to set up and tune a Spark cluster. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.4.2

2017-02-09 Jeff Allen
We’re excited to announce the latest release of RStudio Connect: version 1.4.2. This release includes a number of notable features including an overhauled interface for parameterized R Markdown reports. Enhanced Parameterized R Markdown Reports The most notable feature in this release is the ability to publish parameterized R Markdown reports that are easier for anyone to customize. If you’re unfamiliar, parameterized R Markdown reports allow you to inject input parameters into your R Markdown document to alter what analysis the report performs. Read more →