RStudio 1.2 Preview: Plumber Integration

2018-10-23 Gary Ritchie
The RStudio 1.2 Preview Release makes it even easier to create RESTful Web APIs in R using the plumber package. plumber is a package that converts your existing R code to a web API using a handful of special one-line comments. RStudio 1.2 provides the following plumber-related productivity enhancements: push-button local server execution for development and testing easy API publishing to RStudio Connect automatic API documentation and interactive execution via Swagger create a new Plumber API project or add an API to an existing directory A full discussion of Web APIs and the plumber package is beyond the scope of this article; for a primer, check out: R Views: REST APIs and Plumber Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.6.8 - Emails, APIs, and Titles

2018-09-20 Sean Lopp
RStudio Connect 1.6.8 includes additions to custom emails, new user endpoints in the RStudio Connect Server API, support for content descriptions and title changes, and important security and authentication improvements. Updates R Markdown Reports have access to environment variables containing metadata about the report on RStudio Connect. This addition is especially important for custom emails. In case you missed it, recent versions of RStudio Connect allow data scientists to distribute beautiful emails that can include plots, tables, and dynamically generated text. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.6.6 - Custom Emails

2018-07-26 Sean Lopp
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 →

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 →

RStudio Connect v1.6.4

2018-06-19 Cole Arendt
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 →

RStudio Connect v1.6.2

2018-05-09 Cole Arendt
RStudio Connect version 1.6.2 is now available! There are a handful of new features that are highlighted below. We encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible! Recommend Building R from Source If you have installed R using apt-get, yum, or some other package manager, we recommend that you install R from source instead. This protects you from application breakages when the system version of R is upgraded. We have updated our documentation to reflect these best practices concerning R administration for use with Connect. Read more →

RStudio Connect 1.6.0 - A Year in the Making!

2018-04-12 Sean Lopp
We’re pleased to announce RStudio Connect 1.6.0. Connect 1.6.0 caps a year of significant updates and we encourage all customers to upgrade. New Content Types Plumber APIs RStudio Connect introduces support for deploying Plumber APIs, allowing any R function to be served as an HTTP RESTful service. API support makes it easy to integrate R into external systems. Connect handles scaling and securing published APIs. TensorFlow Serving The new TensorFlow R bindings enable R users to tap into the powerful TensorFlow library. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.14

2018-03-02 Sean Lopp
RStudio Connect v1.5.14 is now available! This release includes support for secure environment variables, customizing email subject lines, and beta support for serving TensorFlow models. This release introduces beta support for SuSE and will be the last version of RStudio Connect to support Ubuntu 12.04 and Internet Explorer 10. Contact for more information on supported platforms. Secure Environment Variables Environment variables for executable content can be configured in the RStudio Connect Dashboard. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.12

2018-01-12 Sean Lopp
We’re pleased to announce RStudio Connect 1.5.12. This release includes support for viewing historical content, per-application timeout settings, and important improvements and bug fixes. Historical Content RStudio Connect now retains and displays historical content. By selecting the content’s history, viewers can easily navigate, compare, and email prior versions of content. Historical content is especially valuable for scheduled reports. Previously published documents, plots, and custom versions of parameterized reports are also saved. Read more →

RStudio Connect v1.5.10

2017-12-01 Sean Lopp
We’re pleased to announce version 1.5.10 of RStudio Connect and the general availability of RStudio Connect Execution Servers. Execution Servers enable horizontal scaling and high availability for all the content you develop in R. The 1.5.10 release also includes important security improvements and bug fixes. RStudio Connect Execution Servers Support for high availability and horizontal scaling is now generally available through RStudio Connect Execution Servers. Execution Servers enable RStudio Connect to run across a multi-node cluster. Read more →