Why RStudio?

The technology to amass data has outstripped our abilities to make use of it.

When the founders of RStudio focused on this problem a few years ago, they noticed people all over the world were turning to R, a free open source statistical language.

Inspired by the innovations of R users in science, education, and industry, RStudio develops free and open tools for the R community and enterprise-ready professional products to make it easier for teams to scale and share work.

Our goal is to empower users to be productive with R. Let us know how we can help you!

We are a distributed team with headquarters in Boston’s Innovation District, and a second office in Seattle. One or more of us can also be found in California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, and Texas.

JJ AllaireSoftware Engineer & Founder - Boston, MA
JJ Allaire is a software engineer and entrepreneur who has created a wide variety of products including ColdFusionWindows Live WriterLose It!, and RStudio. GitHub
Jeff AllenSoftware Engineer - Dallas, TX
Jeff’s background is in Computer Science and bioinformatics; it was there that he first encountered R in 2007. After spending many years as an RStudio user and evangelist, he joined the team in 2013. GitHub
Aron AtkinsSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Aron is a software engineer with experience at a number of Boston-area startups. Most recently, he helped build the Brightcove video platform. He has Mathematics and Computer Science degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Aron grew up as part of a farming family and still adores apple cider donuts. GitHub
Bill CarneyMarketing - Boston, MA
Bill has a wide range of cross–functional experience building and leading organizations through accelerated growth, expansion, product development and market differentiation. He has been in and led sales & marketing teams his entire career from early stage start-ups such as RStudio, VisibleGains, Veracode, ByAllAccounts and Spotfire to larger companies like TIBCO, Stratus Technologies, and Anixter. GitHub
Winston ChangSoftware Engineer - Minneapolis, MN
Winston 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. GitHub
Joe ChengSoftware Engineer - Seattle, WA
Joe is a software engineer who has worked at a number of startups including Allaire, Upromise, and Onfolio. He also worked on Windows Live Writer. GitHub
Jim ClemensVP Customer Success - Boston, MA
Jim has built Sales and Services functions for numerous high growth technology companies including SGI, Macromedia, Frictionless Commerce, Oat Systems and Bit9. He holds a Computer Science degree from Dartmouth College.
Garrett GrolemundData Scientist and Master Instructor - Orlando, FL
Garrett excels at teaching, statistics, and teaching statistics. He wrote the popular lubridate package and is the author of Hands On Programming with R and the upcoming book, Data Science with R, from O’Reilly Media. He holds a PhD in Statistics and specializes in Data Visualization. GitHub
Fereshteh KarimeddiniSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Fereshteh is a software engineer that has worked at a number of startups. GitHub
Tareef KawafPresident - Boston, MA
Tareef 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. GitHub
Andrew KippSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Andy is a software engineer that has worked at a number of startups. GitHub
Pete KnastSr. Account Executive - San Diego, CA
Pete has been in sales since his undergrad days at both Suffolk and Temple. Whether recruiting, selling web ad-space or handling high tech accounts, he has prided himself on being an asset to his customers. The fascinating projects he encountered in the analytics market, both at Spotfire and Jaspersoft, led Pete to RStudio. During his career Pete has enjoyed working at a variety of companies; from his own start up to larger companies like TIBCO. Outside of providing customers with excellent service, Pete enjoys surfing and spending time with his family. GitHub
Jonathan McPhersonSoftware Engineer - Seattle, WA
Jonathan is a software engineer on the RStudio IDE. In the past, he’s written Web applications at a nuclear site in the desert, exploratory information visualization systems at UC Davis, and features for flagship Office products and modern web applications at Microsoft. GitHub
Roger ObergVP Marketing - Austin, TX
Roger has been a general manager and vice president of sales, marketing, and engineering from early stage start-ups such as RStudio, Veracode, XVT and Requisite to Ping Identity, Spotfire, TIBCO, Rational, and IBM. GitHub
Ian PylvainenSupport Engineer - Boston, MA
Ian is a support engineer that has worked in information technology and support for many years, including at Wellesley College and Wesleyan University.GitHub
Nathan StephensDirector of Solutions Engineering - Baltimore, MD
Nathan has a background in analytic solutions and consulting. He has experience building data science teams, architecting analytic infrastructure, and delivering innovative data products. He is a long time user of R.
Kevin UsheyData Scientist - Seattle, WA
Kevin is an accomplished R programmer, but also experienced with Python, JavaScript, C, C++ and Java programming. He completed an MSc in Statistics at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Jenny Bryan. His thesis (PDF) involved the study of gene-gene and gene-Rx interaction effects, and statistical assessment of these epistatic effects in yeast growth curves. He is an active R user and the author of several R packages, such as Kmisc, Timeit, rsnps and EasySVGAnnotation GitHub
Hadley WickhamChief Scientist - Houston, TX
Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Rice University. He is interested in building better tools for data science. His work includes R packages for data analysis (ggplot2, plyr, reshape2); packages that make R less frustrating (lubridate for dates, stringr for strings, httr for accessing web APIs); and that make it easier to do good software development in R (roxygen2, testthat, devtools, lineprof, staticdocs). He is also a writer, educator, and frequent contributor to conferences promoting more accessible and more effective data analysis. GitHub
Yihui XieSoftware Engineer - Ames, IA
Yihui Xie got his PhD from the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University. He is interested in interactive statistical graphics, statistical computing, and web applications. He is an active R user and the author of several R packages, such as animation, formatR, Rd2roxygen, and knitr, among which the animation package won the 2009 John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award (ASA). He is also the author of the book “Dynamic Documents with R and knitr”. In 2006 he founded the “Capital of Statistics”, which has grown into a large online community on statistics in China. He initiated the first Chinese R conference in 2008 and has been organizing R conferences in China since then. During his PhD training at the Iowa State University, he won the Vince Sposito Statistical Computing Award (2011) and the Snedecor Award (2012) in the Department of Statistics. GitHub & Weibo

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.

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.

RStudio has a mission to provide the most widely used open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R statistical computing environment. These tools further the cause of equipping everyone, regardless of means, to participate in a global economy that increasingly rewards data literacy.

We offer open source and enterprise ready tools for the R computing environment. Our flagship product is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which makes it easy for anyone to analyze data with R. We also offer many R packages, including Shiny and R Markdown, and a platform for sharing interactive applications and reproducible reports with others.

    • Founded in 2008
    • Free and Open Source products first delivered in 2009
    • Series A in 2013: General Catalyst, Baseline
    • Commercial products for enterprises introduced in late 2013 and early 2014
    • Shinyapps.io service launched in early 2015

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RStudio and Shiny are affiliated projects of the Foundation for Open Access Statistics. FOAS works to ensure the continued success of the Journal of Statistical Software (JSS), one of the few major open access journals that is free for both readers and authors. They also promote the use and development of free software for statistics, such as the R language and environment for computational statistics.

R Consortium

The R Consortium is a collaboration between the R Foundation, RStudio, Microsoft, TIBCO, Google, Oracle, HP and others. It’s chartered to fund and inspire ideas that will enable R to become an even better platform for science, research, and industry.