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 →

Shiny Contest 2020 is here!

2020-02-12 Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
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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
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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 →