Shiny Contest 2020 is here!

2020-02-12 Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
Over the years, we have loved interacting with the Shiny community and loved seeing and sharing all the exciting apps, dashboards, and interactive documents Shiny developers have produced. So last year we launched the Shiny contest and we were overwhelmed (in the best way possible!) by the 136 submissions! Reviewing all these submissions was incredibly inspiring and humbling. We really appreciate the time and effort each contestant put into building these apps, as well as submitting them as fully reproducible artifacts via RStudio Cloud. Read more →

RStudio 1.3 Preview: Real Time Spellchecking

2020-02-11 Adam Conroy
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As part of the upcoming 1.3 release of the RStudio IDE we are excited to show you a preview of the real time spellchecking feature that we’ve added. Prior to RStudio 1.3, spellchecking was an active process requiring the user to step word by word in a dialog. By integrating spellchecking directly into the editor we can check words as you’re typing them and are able to give suggestions on demand. Read more →

RStudio, PBC

2020-01-29 J.J. Allaire
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We started the RStudio project because we were excited and inspired by R. The creators of R provided a flexible and powerful foundation for statistical computing; then made it free and open so that it could be improved collaboratively and its benefits could be shared by the widest possible audience. It’s better for everyone if the tools used for research and science are free and open. Reproducibility, widespread sharing of knowledge and techniques, and the leveling of the playing field by eliminating cost barriers are but a few of the shared benefits of free software in science. Read more →

sparklyr 1.1: Foundations, Books, Lakes and Barriers

2020-01-29 Javier Luraschi
Today we are excited to share that sparklyr 1.1 is now available on CRAN! In a nutshell, you can use sparklyr to scale datasets across computing clusters running Apache Spark. For this particular release, we would like to highlight the following new features: Delta Lake enables database-like properties in Spark. Spark 3.0 preview is now available through sparklyr. Barrier Execution paves the way to use Spark with deep learning frameworks. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.8.0

2020-01-22 Sean Lopp
RStudio Connect helps data science teams quickly make an impact by enabling them to publicize reports, models, dashboards, and applications created in R and Python with business stakeholders. The 1.8.0 release makes it even easier for teams to start sharing. For Data Scientists, highlights include: Python Support: Improvements that make it easier to share Jupyter Notebooks and mixed R and Python content. pins: An easy way to share data, models, and other objects. Read more →

Start 2020 with mad new skills you learned at rstudio::conf. Final Call

2020-01-12 Anne Carome
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There will be no better time or place this year to accelerate your knowledge of all things R and RStudio than at rstudio::conf 2020 in San Francisco. While we’re approaching capacity, there’s still room for you! Whether you’re a dedicated R user or one of the many people who use R and Python, come join us and more than 2,000 fellow data scientists and data science team leaders in San Francisco January 27 - 30. Read more →

reticulate 1.14

2019-12-20 Kevin Ushey
We’re excited to announce that reticulate 1.14 is now available on CRAN! You can install it with: install.packages("reticulate") With this release, we are introducing a major new feature: reticulate can now automatically configure a Python environment for the user, in coordination with any loaded R packages that depend on reticulate. This means that: R package authors can declare their Python dependency requirements to reticulate in a standardized way, and reticulate will automatically prepare the Python environment for the user; and Read more →

R vs. Python: What's the best language for Data Science?

2019-12-17 Lou Bajuk
We will briefly examine the debates over R vs. Python, and then share why we believe R and Python can, should and do work beautifully together. Read more →

Emails from R: Blastula 0.3

2019-12-05 Sean Lopp
We’re pleased to announce blastula, a package for creating beautiful custom emails in R. At RStudio, we love interactive dashboards, but some situations call for a different communication mechanism. Use blastula to: Compose custom email bodies based on code, code output, and markdown Send emails using SMTP servers - even GMail - or integrate with production services like RStudio Connect Blastula makes it easy to send notifications for everything from anomaly detection to fantasy basketball results, all without leaving R. Read more →

RStudio's Commercial Desktop License is now RStudio Desktop Pro

2019-12-03 Lou Bajuk
We have good news for our commercial desktop IDE customers. We are giving the commercial version of our desktop IDE a new name and some great new features, including support for the RStudio Professional Drivers, at no additional cost to you. As part of this release, we are renaming RStudio Commercial Desktop License to RStudio Desktop Pro. Existing Commercial Desktop customers will be migrated as part of their next renewal. Read more →