Articles by Sean Lopp

BI and Data Science: Collaboration Using Data Handoffs

March 24, 2021 | Sean Lopp

In recent posts we have explored how organizations can make better decisions by focusing on data science and BI collaboration. In this post, we will look at one type of collaboration accomplished through data handoffs, which we define as Datasets stored in databases that are created by data scientists and ...
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Announcing Public Package Manager and v1.1.6

June 30, 2020 | Sean Lopp

Today we are excited to release version 1.1.6 of RStudio Package Manager and announce This service builds on top of the work done by CRAN, to offer the R community: Access to pre-compiled packages on Linux via install.packages resulting in significantly faster package install times on ... [Read more...]

RStudio Package Manager 1.1.2 – Windows

February 26, 2020 | Sean Lopp

RStudio Package Manager 1.1.2 introduces beta support for Windows package binaries. These binaries make it easier and faster to install R packages on Windows Desktop. With this release, all the benefits of Package Manager are available to ...
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RStudio Connect 1.8.0

January 21, 2020 | Sean Lopp

RStudio Connect helps data science teams quickly make an impact by enabling them to publicize reports, models, dashboards, and applications created in R and Python with business stakeholders. The 1.8.0 release makes it even easier for teams to start sharing. For Data Scientists, highlights include: Python Support: Improvements that make it ... [Read more...]

Emails from R: Blastula 0.3

December 4, 2019 | Sean Lopp

We’re pleased to announce blastula, a package for creating beautiful custom emails in R. At RStudio, we love interactive dashboards, but some situations call for a different communication mechanism. Use blastula to: Compose custom email bodies based on code, code output, and markdown Send emails using SMTP servers - ...
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Package Manager Patch Release

November 25, 2019 | Sean Lopp

Earlier this month we announced RStudio Package Manager version 1.1.0, a major update to RStudio Package Manager that added support for: Faster package installs on Linux with pre-compiled binaries Easier installs through the display of sys... [Read more...]

Package Manager 1.1.0 – No Interruptions

November 6, 2019 | Sean Lopp

No interruptions. That was our team’s goal for RStudio Package Manager 1.1.0 - we set out to make R package installation fast enough that it wouldn’t interrupt your work. More and more data scientists use Linux environments, whether to access extra horsepower during development or to run production code ... [Read more...]

RStudio Connect 1.7.8 – Put a pin in it!

September 22, 2019 | Sean Lopp

This release adds new workflows for data scientists and improved production settings for administrators. For data scientists, it used to be hard to use the same data or R objects in different content, and even harder to update those resources regularly. This release enables you to pin objects in Connect ... [Read more...]

RStudio Connect – Important Security Patch

June 12, 2019 | Sean Lopp

This RStudio Connect patch release addresses an urgent security update and an important bug fix. Security Update: Password Authentication A vulnerability has been identified for customers using RStudio Connect’s built-in password authentication. Due to the risks involved, password authentication will now require the configuration setting Server.Address for operations ... [Read more...]

Introducing SAML in RStudio Connect

May 13, 2019 | Sean Lopp

RStudio Connect 1.7.4 builds off of the prior release with significant improvements for RStudio Connect administrators. SAML support is available for production, a new admin view of scheduled reports helps identify potential conflicts, additional server APIs support deployment workflows, and our email configuration has been completely re-vamped. View Scheduled Content Scheduled ... [Read more...]

RStudio Package Manager 1.0.8 – System Requirements

April 17, 2019 | Sean Lopp

Installing R packages on Linux systems has always been a risky affair. In RStudio Package Manager 1.0.8, we’re giving administrators and R users the information they need to make installing packages easier. We’ve also made it easier to use Package Manager offline and improved search performance. New to RStudio ...
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RStudio Package Manager 1.0.6 – README

March 12, 2019 | Sean Lopp

The 1.0.6 release of RStudio Package Manager helps R users understand packages. The primary feature in this release is embedded package READMEs, detailed below. If you’re new to Package Manager, it is an on-premise product built to give teams and organizations reliable and consistent package management. Download an evaluation today. ... [Read more...]

Time Travel with RStudio Package Manager 1.0.4

January 29, 2019 | Sean Lopp

We all love packages. We don’t love when broken package environments prevent us from reproducing our work. In version 1.0.4 of RStudio Package Manager, individuals and teams can navigate through repository checkpoints, making it easy to recreate environments and reproduce work. The new release also adds important security updates, improvements ...
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RStudio Connect 1.7.0

January 16, 2019 | Sean Lopp

RStudio Connect is the publishing platform for everything you create in R. In conversations with our customers, R users were excited to have a central place to share all their data products, but were facing a tough problem. Their colleagues working in Python didn’t have the same option, leaving ...
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Announcing RStudio Package Manager

October 16, 2018 | Sean Lopp

We’re excited to announce the general availability of our newest RStudio professional product, RStudio Package Manager. RStudio Package Manager helps your team, department, or entire organization centralize and organize R packages. Get started with the 45 day evaluation today! With more than 13,000 packages in the R ecosystem, managing the packages ...
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RStudio Connect 1.6.8 – Emails, APIs, and Titles

September 19, 2018 | Sean Lopp

RStudio Connect 1.6.8 includes additions to custom emails, new user endpoints in the RStudio Connect Server API, support for content descriptions and title changes, and important security and authentication improvements. Updates R Markdown Reports have access to environment variables containing metadata about the report on RStudio Connect. This addition is especially ... [Read more...]

RStudio Connect 1.6.6 – Custom Emails

July 25, 2018 | Sean Lopp

We are excited to announce RStudio Connect 1.6.6! This release caps a series of improvements to RStudio Connect’s ability to deliver your work to others. Custom Email The most significant change in RStudio Connect 1.6.6 is the new ability for publishers to customize the emails sent to others when they update ...
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RStudio Connect 1.6.0 – A Year in the Making!

April 11, 2018 | Sean Lopp

We’re pleased to announce RStudio Connect 1.6.0. Connect 1.6.0 caps a year of significant updates and we encourage all customers to upgrade. New Content Types Plumber APIs RStudio Connect introduces support for deploying Plumber APIs, allowing any R function to be served as an HTTP RESTful service. API support makes it ... [Read more...]

RStudio Connect v1.5.14

March 1, 2018 | Sean Lopp

RStudio Connect v1.5.14 is now available! This release includes support for secure environment variables, customizing email subject lines, and beta support for serving TensorFlow models. This release introduces beta support for SuSE and will be the last version of RStudio Connect to support Ubuntu 12.04 and Internet Explorer 10. Contact [email protected]
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