Articles by Kevin Ushey

RStudio v1.4 Preview: Python Support

October 6, 2020 | Kevin Ushey

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 numb...
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RStudio 1.3 Preview: Integrated Tutorials

February 24, 2020 | Kevin Ushey

This blog post is part of a series on new features in RStudio 1.3, currently available as a preview release. We’re excited to announce that RStudio v1.3 will gain a newly-minted pane: the Tutorial pane, used to host tutorials powered by the learnr package. The learnr package makes it easy ...
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reticulate 1.14

December 19, 2019 | Kevin Ushey

We’re excited to announce that reticulate 1.14 is now available on CRAN! You can install it with: install.packages("reticulate") With this release, we are introducing a major new feature: reticulate can now automatically configure a Python environment for the user, in coordination with any loaded R packages that depend ... [Read more...]

renv: Project Environments for R

November 5, 2019 | Kevin Ushey

We’re excited to announce that renv is now available on CRAN! You can install renv with: install.packages("renv") renv is an R dependency manager. Use renv to make your projects more: Isolated: Each project gets its own library of R packages, so you can feel free to upgrade ... [Read more...]

RStudio v1.1 Preview – Object Explorer

August 21, 2017 | Kevin Ushey

Today, we’re continuing 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. Object Explorer You might already be familiar with the Data Viewer in RStudio, which allows for the inspection of ...
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RStudio v0.99 Preview: More Editor Enhancements

May 6, 2015 | Kevin Ushey

We’ve blogged previously about various improvements we’ve made to the source editor in RStudio v0.99 including enhanced code completion, snippets, diagnostics, and an improved Vim mode. Besides these larger scale features we’ve made lots of smaller improvements that we also wanted to highlight. You can try out ...
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Packrat on CRAN

September 5, 2014 | Kevin Ushey

Packrat is now available on CRAN, with version 0.4.1-1! Packrat is an R package that helps you manage your project’s R package dependencies in an isolated, reproducible and portable way. Install packrat from CRAN with: install.packages("packrat") In particular, this release provides better support for local repositories. Local ... [Read more...]

Announcing Packrat v0.4

July 22, 2014 | Kevin Ushey

We’re excited to announce a new release of Packrat, a tool for making R projects more isolated and reproducible by managing their package dependencies. This release brings a number of exciting features to Packrat that significantly improve the user experience: Automatic snapshots ensure that new packages installed in your ... [Read more...]

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