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sparklyr — R interface for Apache Spark

September 27, 2016
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sparklyr — R interface for Apache Spark

We’re excited today to announce sparklyr, a new package that provides an interface between R and Apache Spark. Over the past couple of years we’ve heard time and time again that people want a native dplyr interface to Spark, so we built one! sparklyr also provides interfaces to Spark’s distributed machine learning algorithms and much more. Highlights include: Interactively manipulate Spark data using

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flexdashboard: Easy interactive dashboards for R

May 17, 2016
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flexdashboard: Easy interactive dashboards for R

Today we’re excited to announce flexdashboard, a new package that enables you to easily create flexible, attractive, interactive dashboards with R. Authoring and customization of dashboards is done using R Markdown and you can optionally include Shiny components for additional interactivity. Highlights of the flexdashboard package include: Support for a wide variety of components including interactive htmlwidgets; base, lattice, and

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R Markdown Custom Formats

March 21, 2016
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R Markdown Custom Formats

The R Markdown package ships with a raft of output formats including HTML, PDF, MS Word, R package vignettes, as well as Beamer and HTML5 presentations. This isn’t the entire universe of available formats though (far from it!). R Markdown formats are fully extensible and as a result there are several R packages that provide additional formats.

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R Markdown v0.9.5

March 21, 2016
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R Markdown v0.9.5

A new release of the rmarkdown package is now available on CRAN. This release features some long-requested enhancements to the HTML document format, including: The ability to have a floating (i.e. always visible) table of contents. Folding and unfolding for R code (to easily show and hide code for either an entire document or for individual chunks).

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New Release of RStudio (v0.99.878)

February 9, 2016
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New Release of RStudio (v0.99.878)

We’re pleased to announce that a new release of RStudio (v0.99.878) is available for download now. Highlights of this release include: Support for registering custom RStudio Addins. R Markdown editing improvements including outline view and inline UI for chunk execution. Support for multiple source windows (tear editor tabs off main window). Pane zooming for working

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RcppParallel: Getting R and C++ to work (some more) in parallel

January 15, 2016
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RcppParallel: Getting R and C++ to work (some more) in parallel

(Post by Dirk Eddelbuettel and JJ Allaire) A common theme over the last few decades was that we could afford to simply sit back and let computer (hardware) engineers take care of increases in computing speed thanks to Moore’s law. That same line of thought now frequently points out that we are getting closer and closer

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Secure HTTPS Connections for R

August 17, 2015
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Secure HTTPS Connections for R

Traditionally, the mechanisms for obtaining R and related software have used standard HTTP connections. This isn’t ideal though, as without a secure (HTTPS) connection there is less assurance that you are downloading code from a legitimate source rather than from another server posing as one. Recently there have been a number of changes that make it easier to use HTTPS

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Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

June 30, 2015
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Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, “Predicting is hard, especially about the future”. In 1993, when Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman first started working on R, who would have predicted that it would be used by millions in a world that increasingly rewards data literacy? It’s impossible to know where R will go in the next 20

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New Version of RStudio (v0.99) Available Now

May 26, 2015
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New Version of RStudio (v0.99) Available Now

We’re pleased to announce that the final version of RStudio v0.99 is available for download now. Highlights of the release include: A new data viewer with support for large datasets, filtering, searching, and sorting. Complete overhaul of R code completion with many new features and capabilities. The source editor now provides code diagnostics (errors, warnings, etc.) as

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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Graphviz and DiagrammeR

May 1, 2015
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Graphviz and DiagrammeR

Soon after the announcement of htmlwidgets, Rich Iannone released the DiagrammeR package, which makes it easy to generate graph and flowchart diagrams using text in a Markdown-like syntax. The package is very flexible and powerful, and includes: Rendering of Graphviz graph visualizations (via viz.js) Creating diagrams and flowcharts using mermaid.js Facilities for mapping R objects into graphs, diagrams, and flowcharts.

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