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The RStudio CRAN mirror

June 10, 2013
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The RStudio CRAN mirror

RStudio maintains its own CRAN mirror, http://cran.rstudio.com. The server itself is a virtual machine run by Amazon’s EC2 service, and it syncs with the main CRAN mirror in Austria once per day. When you contact http://cran.rstudio.com, however, you’re probably not talking to our CRAN mirror directly. That’s because we use Amazon CloudFront, a content delivery

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Version 1.2 of devtools released

April 17, 2013
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Version 1.2 of devtools released

We’re very pleased to announce the release of devtools 1.2. This version continues to make working with packages easier by increasing installation speed (skipping the build step unless local = FALSE), enhancing vignette handling (to support the non-Sweave vignettes available in R 3.0.0), and providing better default compiler flags for C and C++ code. Also

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Version 1.0 of devtools released!

January 23, 2013
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Version 1.0 of devtools released!

We’re very pleased to announce the release of devtools 1.0.  We’ve given devtools the 1.0 marker because it now works with the vast majority of packages in the wild, with this version adding support for S4 and Rcpp.  Devtools also has completely revamped code for finding Rtools on windows, including much better error messages if

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RStudio training

October 23, 2012
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RStudio training

At RStudio, we want you to be effective R users. As well as creating great software, we want to make it easier for you to master R. To this end, we’re very happy to announce our new training offerings. We’re kicking off with two public courses: Effective data visualisation and reports and reproducible research in

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New version of httr: 0.2

October 14, 2012
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New version of httr: 0.2

We’re happy to announce a new version of httr, a package designed to make it easy to work with web APIs. Httr is a wrapper around RCurl, and provides: functions for the most important http verbs: GET, HEAD, PATCH, PUT, DELETE and POST. automatic cookie handing across requests, connection sharing, and standard SSL config. a

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Where in the world is R and RStudio

October 1, 2012
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Where in the world is R and RStudio

Using the web logs collected when users download RStudio, we’ve prepared the following two maps showing where RStudio is being used, over the whole globe and just within the continental USA. Obviously this data is somewhat biased, as it reflects the number of downloads of RStudio, rather than the number of users of R (which

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New version of devtools: 0.8

September 16, 2012
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New version of devtools: 0.8

We’re pleased to announce a new version of devtools, the package that makes R package development easy. The main features in this version are: A complete rewrite of the code loading system which simulates namespace loading much more accurately – this means using load_all is much closer to installing and loading the package. It also

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ggplot2 0.9.2 has been released!

September 7, 2012
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ggplot2 0.9.2 has been released!

The main changes in this version are to the theming system. There are also a number of enhancements to the theming system that make it easier to modify themes and we’ve renamed a number of functions to have more informative names. Your existing code should continue to work, although you may receive warnings about functions

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