Articles by jjallaire

Announcing RStudio v1.0!

November 2, 2016 | jjallaire

Today we’re very pleased to announce the availability of RStudio Version 1.0! Version 1.0 is our 10th major release since the initial launch in February 2011 (see the full release history below), and our biggest ever! Highlights include: Authoring tools for R Notebooks. Integrated support for the sparklyr package (R interface to ...
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sparklyr — R interface for Apache Spark

September 27, 2016 | jjallaire

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 ...
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flexdashboard: Easy interactive dashboards for R

May 17, 2016 | jjallaire

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 ...
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R Markdown Custom Formats

March 21, 2016 | jjallaire

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 ...
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R Markdown v0.9.5

March 21, 2016 | jjallaire

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 ...
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New Release of RStudio (v0.99.878)

February 9, 2016 | jjallaire

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 ... [Read more...]

Secure HTTPS Connections for R

August 17, 2015 | jjallaire

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 ... [Read more...]

Accelerating R: RStudio and the new R Consortium

June 30, 2015 | jjallaire

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 ... [Read more...]

New Version of RStudio (v0.99) Available Now

May 26, 2015 | jjallaire

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 ...
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Graphviz and DiagrammeR

May 1, 2015 | jjallaire

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 ...
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Code Diagnostics

April 28, 2015 | jjallaire

In RStudio v0.99 we’ve made a major investment in R source code analysis. This work resulted in significant improvements in code completion, and in the latest preview release enable a new inline code diagnostics feature that highlights various issues in your R code as you edit. For example, here ...
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Interactive time series with dygraphs

April 14, 2015 | jjallaire

The dygraphs package is an R interface to the dygraphs JavaScript charting library. It provides rich facilities for charting time-series data in R, including: Automatically plots xts time-series objects (or objects convertible to xts). Rich interactive features including zoom/pan and series/point highlighting. Highly configurable axis and series display (...
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Tools for Rcpp

April 14, 2015 | jjallaire

Over the past several years the Rcpp package has become an indispensable tool for creating high-performance R code. Its power and ease of use have made C++ a natural second language for many R users. There are over 400 packages on CRAN and Bioconductor that depend on Rcpp and it is ...
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Code Snippets

April 13, 2015 | jjallaire

We’re getting close to shipping the next version of RStudio (v0.99) and this week will continue our series of posts describing the major new features of the release (previous posts have already covered code completion, the revamped data viewer, and improvements to vim mode). Note that if you want ...
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: Code Completion

February 23, 2015 | jjallaire

We’re busy at work on the next version of RStudio (v0.99) and this week will be blogging about some of the noteworthy new features. If you want to try out any of the new features now you can do so by downloading the RStudio Preview Release. The first feature ...
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htmlwidgets: JavaScript data visualization for R

December 18, 2014 | jjallaire

Today we’re excited to announce htmlwidgets, a new framework that brings the best of JavaScript data visualization libraries to R. There are already several packages that take advantage of the framework (leaflet, dygraphs, networkD3, DataTables, and rthreejs) with hopefully many more to come. An htmlwidget works just like an ...
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New Version of RStudio: R Markdown v2 and More

June 18, 2014 | jjallaire

Today we’re very pleased to announce a new version of RStudio (v0.98.932) which is available for download now. New features in this release include: A next generation implementation of R Markdown with a raft of new features including support for HTML, PDF, and Word output, many new options for ... [Read more...]

Shiny Server 0.4

December 3, 2013 | jjallaire

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of Shiny Server version 0.4 as well as the availability of a beta version of Shiny Server Professional Edition. Shiny Server is a platform for hosting Shiny Applications over the Web and has undergone substantial work in the past few months. We have ... [Read more...]

New Version of RStudio (v0.98)

December 3, 2013 | jjallaire

We’re pleased to announce that the final version of RStudio v0.98 is available for download now. Highlights of the new release include: An interactive debugger for R that is tightly integrated with base R debugging tools (browser, recover, etc.) Numerous improvements to the Workspace pane (which is now called ... [Read more...]
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