James Blair

James is a Solutions Engineer at RStudio, where he focusses on helping RStudio commercial customers successfully manage RStudio products. He is passionate about connecting R to other toolchains through tools like ODBC and APIs. He has a background in statistics and data science and finds any excuse he can to write R code.


RStudio Connect 2021.09.0 Tableau Analytics Extensions

October 12, 2021

RStudio Connect introduces support for Tableau Analytics Extensions, an integration that enables you to create R or Python HTTP API extensions for use in Tableau workbooks.


RStudio and APIs

May 4, 2021

APIs can dramatically increase the impact of data analytics by making real time results accessible to a larger audience. RStudio empowers organizations to both create and use analytic APIs.


Expanding R Horizons: Integrating R with Plumber APIs

October 28, 2020

The Plumber package is a tool for integrating R with other frameworks and technologies

rstudio::conf 2020

Practical Plumber Patterns

January 30, 2020

Plumber is a package that allows R users to create APIs out of R functions. This flexible approach allows R processes to be accessed by toolchains and frameworks outside of R.


RStudio local jobs and remote launcher

August 12, 2019

RStudio local jobs and remote launcher

rstudio::conf 2019

Democratizing R with Plumber APIs

January 24, 2019

The Plumber package provides an approachable framework for exposing R functions as HTTP API endpoints. This allows R developers to create code that can be consumed by downstream frameworks, which...