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RStudio 1.4 Preview: Multiple Source Columns

2020-10-21 Melissa Barca
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This post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.4, currently available as a preview release. RStudio v1.4 introduces the capability to configure your workbench with multiple source columns. Multiple source columns give you the ability to view your source editors side-by-side and quickly reference code and data without switching tabs. Configuring a Side-by-Side View Your default RStudio view will not change after installing RStudio v1.4. Follow the instructions below to configure your new layout: Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Command Palette

2020-10-14 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. What’s a Command Palette? Just as a paint palette gives the artist instant access to all their colors, a command palette is a software affordance that gives instant, searchable access to all of a program’s commands. RStudio 1.4 introduces this very popular tool to our workbench. Command palettes have become a fixture of modern IDEs, and with good reason. Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Python Support

2020-10-07 Kevin Ushey
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Last week, we introduced RStudio’s new visual markdown editor. Today, we’re excited to introduce some of the expanded support for Python in the next release of RStudio. Python Support The RStudio 1.4 release introduces a number of features that will further improve the Python editing experience in RStudio: The default Python interpreter to be used by RStudio / reticulate can now be customized in the Global Options pane, Read more →

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Visual Markdown Editing

2020-09-30 J.J. Allaire
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Today we’re excited to announce availability of our first Preview Release for RStudio 1.4, a major new release which includes the following new features: A visual markdown editor that provides improved productivity for composing longer-form articles and analyses with R Markdown. New Python capabilities, including display of Python objects in the Environment pane, viewing of Python data frames, and tools for configuring Python versions and conda/virtual environments. The ability to add source columns to the IDE workspace for side-by-side text editing. Read more →

RStudio v1.1 - The Little Things

2017-09-13 Jonathan McPherson
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Today, we’re concluding our blog series on new features in RStudio 1.1. If you’d like to try these features out for yourself, you can download a preview release of RStudio 1.1. Details matter Throughout this blog series, we’ve focused on some of the big features we added in RStudio 1.1. It’s not just the big things that matter, though; it’s sometimes the little ones that make the most difference in your day-to-day work. Read more →

RStudio v1.1 Preview: Terminal

2017-08-11 Gary Ritchie
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Today we’re excited to announce availability of our first Preview Release for RStudio 1.1, a major new release which includes the following new features: A Connections tab which makes it easy to connect to, explore, and view data in a variety of databases. A Terminal tab which provides fluid shell integration with the IDE, xterm emulation, and even support for full-screen terminal applications. An Object Explorer which can navigate deeply nested R data structures and objects. Read more →

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Data Viewer Improvements

2015-02-24 Jonathan McPherson
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RStudio’s data viewer provides a quick way to look at the contents of data frames and other column-based data in your R environment. You invoke it by clicking on the grid icon in the Environment pane, or at the console by typing View(mydata). As part of the RStudio Preview Release, we’ve completely overhauled RStudio’s data viewer with modern features provided in part by a new interface built on DataTables. Read more →

RStudio v0.99 Preview: Vim Mode Improvements

2015-02-23 Jonathan McPherson
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RStudio’s code editor includes a set of lightweight Vim key bindings. You can turn these on in Tools | Global Options | Code | Editing: For those not familiar, Vim is a popular text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It can take some practice and dedication to master Vim style editing but those who have done so typically swear by it. RStudio’s “vim mode” enables the use of many of the most common keyboard operations from Vim right inside RStudio. Read more →