Today a new version of RStudio (v0.97) is available for download from our website. The principal focus of this release was creating comprehensive tools for R package development. We also implemented many other frequently requested enhancements including a new Vim editing mode and a much improved Find and Replace pane. Here’s a summary of what’s new in the release:
A new Build tab with package development commands and a view of build output and errors
Build and Reload command that rebuilds the package and reloads it in a fresh R session
Create a new package using existing source files via New Project
R documentation tools including previewing, spell-checking, and Roxygen aware editing
Integration with devtools package development functions
Support for Rcpp including syntax highlighting for C/C++ and gcc error navigation
Vim editing mode
Tomorrow suite of editor themes
Find and replace: incremental search, find/replace in selection, and backwards find
Auto-indenting: improved intelligence and new options to customize indenting behavior
New options: show whitespace, show indent guides, non-blinking cursor, focus console after executing code
New Restart R and Terminate R commands
More intelligent console history navigation with up/down arrow keys
View plots within a separate window/monitor.
Ability to set a global UI zoom-level
RStudio CRAN mirror (via Amazon CloudFront) for fast package downloads
There are also many more small improvements and bug fixes. Check out the v0.97 release notes for details on all of the changes.
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