About RStudio

RStudio provides open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R statistical computing environment. We started RStudio because we were excited and inspired by R. RStudio products, including RStudio IDE and the web application framework RStudio Shiny, simplify R application creation and web deployment for data scientists and data analysts.

The creators of R provided a flexible and powerful foundation for statistical computing; then made it free and open so that it could be improved collaboratively and its benefits could be shared by the widest possible audience.

It's better for everyone if the tools used for research and science are free and open. There are many benefits to free software in science: improved reproducibility, wider sharing of knowledge and techniques, and elimination of cost barriers to create a more level playing field, to name just a few. The members of our team actively work on several open-source software projects that enhance R, including the RStudio IDE (a development environment for R) as well as the ggplot2 and plyr packages (among many others).

R users are doing some of the most innovative and important work in science, education, and industry. It’s a daily inspiration and challenge to keep up with the community and all it is accomplishing. Our goal as a company is to empower users to learn and be productive with R and then to tackle the toughest and most interesting problems with R. Let us know what you are doing with R and how we can help!

RStudio and Shiny are affiliated projects of the Foundation for Open Access Statistics

Contact us

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Our team

JJ Allaire Founder & CEO

JJ Allaire is a software engineer and entrepreneur who has created a wide variety of products including ColdFusion, Windows Live Writer, Lose It!, and RStudio.

Tareef Kawaf President

Tareef Kawaf is a software startup executive and a member of teams that built up ATG's eCommerce offering and Brightcove's Online Video Platform, helping both companies grow from early startups to publicly traded companies.

Hadley Wickham Chief Scientist

Hadley Wickham is an assistant professor of statistics at Rice University. He created the popular packages ggplot2 and plyr.

Winston Chang Software Engineer

Winston Chang is a software engineer at RStudio. He is a developer for the ggplot2 and devtools packages, and is the author of R Graphics Cookbook, published by O'Reilly Media.

Joe Cheng Software Engineer

Joe Cheng is a software engineer who has worked at a number of startups including Allaire, Upromise, and Onfolio. He also worked on Windows Live Writer.

Paul DiCristina UI Designer

Paul DiCristina is a designer with broad experience including consumer, enterprise, mobile, and web. Paul's design portfolio includes RStudio, Lose It! and many other apps and sites.

Garrett Grolemund Data Scientist

Garrett is an R Instructor and statistician who has used R to analyze data for over 9 years. He created and maintains the popular lubridate package and is the author of Data Analysis with R, an upcoming book by O'Reilly Media.