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Three Ways to Program in Python With RStudio

December 6, 2021

RStudio has many tools for both R and Python programmers. In this blog post, we’ll showcase various ways that you can program in Python with RStudio tools.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events - December 2021

December 2, 2021

Welcome to the RStudio Community Monthly Events Roundup! In this post, we update you on the great community events happening at RStudio.

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R Markdown Lesser-Known Tips & Tricks #1: Working in the RStudio IDE

November 22, 2021

In this series, we walk through lesser-known tips and tricks to help you work more effectively and efficiently in R Markdown. This first post focuses on working with R Markdown in the RStudio IDE.

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Announcing the RStudio Blog’s New Vision and Design

November 17, 2021

Welcome to rstudio.com/blog! We are excited to announce updates to the RStudio blog and can’t wait to share what’s possible with great data science tools.

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How To Augment Tableau With R & Python - A Webinar and Case Study from Sweden

November 15, 2021

In an upcoming webinar on November 17th, Solita will showcase how they successfully combined the strengths of RStudio and Tableau at one of Sweden’s largest government agencies.

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Building Code Movies With flipbookr

November 8, 2021

This post introduces flipbookr, a package that creates flipbooks, or "code movies", from code. Flipbooks show how incremental additions in code pipelines change the output, helping audiences digest what is happening in each step.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events - November 2021

November 3, 2021

Welcome to the RStudio Community Monthly Events Roundup! In this post, we update you on upcoming events happening at RStudio this month and share how to find the great presentations and talks from last month.

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How the "Clusterbuster" Shiny App Helps Hundreds of Doctors and Epidemiologists Battle COVID-19 in the Netherlands

November 2, 2021

In this post, we explore the creation and evolution of the Clusterbuster, a Shiny app developed by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Hundreds of doctors and epidemiologists use the Clusterbuster to gain insight into COVID-19 clusters in the Netherlands.

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Announcing RStudio on Amazon SageMaker

November 2, 2021

RStudio is excited to announce the release of RStudio on Amazon SageMaker. Developed in collaboration with the Amazon SageMaker team, this release makes it easy for data scientists to use the full power of SageMaker for machine learning from their favorite data science workbench.

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RStudio at R/Pharma 2021

October 27, 2021

Join our RStudio colleagues at R/Pharma 2021, where they are presenting on a variety of tools and topics that support open source in the pharmaceutical field.

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Announcing the RStudio 2021 Communications Survey

October 27, 2021

We are announcing the RStudio 2021 Communications Survey! This survey will help us understand your interaction with RStudio communications so that we can provide you information in your desired formats and channels.

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RStudio Professional Drivers 2021.10.0

October 26, 2021

Announcing the 2021.10.0 release of the RStudio Professional Drivers, with single sign-on (SSO) for Hive and Impala.

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How Data Scientists and Security Teams Can Effectively Work Together

October 26, 2021

At a recent RStudio Enterprise Meetup, Gordon Shotwell from Socure shared advice on resolving common tensions between data science and security teams. Through continuous conversation, closed systems for data, and streamlined tools, organizations can set up the relationships and systems needed to be successful.

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The INSPIRE U2 Program: Student Reflections on Data Science Training

October 22, 2021

2021 INSPIRE U2 participants Kathleen Bostic and Michel Ruiz-Fuentes reflect on their experience in the program, where they developed their data science skills with the support of faculty and RStudio mentors.

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Embedding Shiny Apps in Tableau Dashboards Using shinytableau

October 21, 2021

This post introduces and walks through shinytableau, a package that allows you to create dashboard extensions that embed Shiny apps in Tableau. Users can take advantage of R's powerful visualization and reporting capabilities when working in Tableau dashboards.

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The INSPIRE U2 Program: Training Students in Big Data and Statistics Using RStudio

October 20, 2021

Dr. A. Nayena Blankson, Professor of Psychology at Spelman College, introduces the INSPIRE U2 Program and describes the 2021 partnership with RStudio. The INSPIRE U2 Program provides a learning pathway for underrepresented female students to enter advanced degrees and careers in statistical fields.

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Why Your Data Science Team Might Need a Shiny Deployment Engineer

October 14, 2021

We interviewed Vergil Weatherford from Guidehouse to learn why they are planning to hire a Senior Shiny Deployment Engineer. Weatherford believes data science teams can benefit from someone who can apply software development best practices to support the deployment of high-quality R and Python applications into production.

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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.

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Teaching a Biomedical Data Science Course Using RStudio Cloud

October 6, 2021

When developing his Data Science for Medical Decision Making course, Professor Chirag Patel discovered that RStudio Cloud is a solution that supports his students through efficient onboarding and reproducible analysis.

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pins 1.0.0

October 4, 2021

pins 1.0.0 is now available on CRAN! The pins package publishes data, models, and other R objects, making it easy to share them across projects and with your colleagues. Pins can be versioned, making it straightforward to track changes, re-run analyses on historical data, and undo mistakes.

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An RStudio Table Contest for 2021

September 30, 2021

RStudio Table Contest 2021! We thought the 2020 Table Contest was quite successful (so many great entries!) so we're doing it all again in 2021. We hope, as ever, that this year's iteration of the contest encourages even more sharing and recognition of the many ways people work with and display data in R.

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RStudio 2021.09.0 Update: What's New

September 29, 2021

The RStudio 2021.09.0 "Ghost Orchid" update includes a number of improvements including improved usability when R is busy, more consistent and flexible logging, ability to replay local background jobs, high DPI plots for retina displays, searchable documentation with improved look and feel, and a new way to manage groups in Kubernetes deployments.

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How to Use shinyMatrix and plotly Graphs as Inputs in a Shiny App

September 29, 2021

Taylor Rodgers, Senior Data Scientist and project lead at PKGlobal, walks through creating a powerful Shiny application with shinyMatrix and plotly for engineers, manufacturers, and plant workers.

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What's New on RStudio Cloud - September 2021

September 28, 2021

The RStudio Cloud team has improved your cloud-based data science experience with support for Jupyter Notebooks (currently in beta) and automatic upgrades on Ubuntu. RStudio Cloud now has increased monthly hours, number of available projects, and disk space as well as a reduced price for additional hours.

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Curating for @WeAreRLadies on Twitter

September 23, 2021

In February 2021, Shannon Pileggi tweeted to a daunting >20k followers by curating for @WeAreLadies on Twitter. From preparation to fruition, this post discusses tips and experiences to help you confidently enroll as a curator.

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RStudio Package Manager 2021.09.0 - Capturing and Maintaining Working Repositories

September 22, 2021

This release adds new management, service, and configuration options to RStudio Package Manager. Highlights include a more versatile repository calendar, more flexibility in serving multiple binary package versions, and more options for configuring git sources.

RStudio Workbench Load Balancing Changes

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RStudio Workbench Load Balancing Changes

September 21, 2021

As we’re putting the finishing touches on the RStudio Workbench 2021.09.0 "Ghost Orchid" release, we’d like to share one of the new sets of features we’re most excited about. We’ve revisited and revamped the administration experience for load balancing clusters.

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The Advantages of Code-First Data Science

September 16, 2021

Three key attributes define Serious Data Science; open-source software, code-first development, and a centralized data science infrastructure. This approach has been successful at driving value and impact at hundreds of organizations. In this post, we will focus on the advantages of code-first data science.

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How do you use Shiny to communicate to 8 million people?

September 14, 2021

Georgia Institute of Technology faculty, scientists, GIS specialists, and graduate students share their experience launching a Shiny application that was used by over 8 million people around the world.

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My Excel and R Journey in Financial Services

September 7, 2021

Pritam Dalal from the RStudio Customer Success team shares his perspective on the pros and cons of Excel vs. code-first data science, based on observations from his career in financial services.

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RStudio Connect 2021.08.0 Python Updates

August 30, 2021

RStudio Connect introduces support for FastAPI and other ASGI-compliant frameworks. Learn how to hide input code cells in Jupyter Notebooks, for audiences where a cleaner or less code-heavy presentation would be useful.

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RStudio Connect 2021.08.0 Custom Branding

August 30, 2021

This release introduces new branding options for RStudio Connect such as customization of the logo, favicon, and product display name.

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Announcing Calendar Based Versioning for All Commercial RStudio Products

August 30, 2021

RStudio is shifting to a calendar-based versioning scheme for future releases of all our commercial products. This change will make it easier for users to understand the age of a specific release, where a release fits into our support cycles, which releases contain new features and bug fixes.

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Practical Advice for R in Production - Answering Your Questions

August 27, 2021

This is a guest post by Colin Gillespie from Jumping Rivers answering your questions from their most recent series of webinars, Practical Advice for Putting R in Production.

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pins 0.4.0: Versioning

August 23, 2021

A new release of pins is available on CRAN today. This release adds support to time travel across dataset versions, which improves collaboration and protects your code from breaking when remote resources change unexpectedly.

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Cheatsheet Updates

August 23, 2021

Many RStudio cheatsheets have been updated or reworked based on recent package updates, and we've updated the cheatsheet contribution process as well. You'll also see some small changes to the cheatsheet website reflecting these changes.

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Announcing bookdown v0.23

August 18, 2021

The latest version of the **bookdown** package is now on CRAN. A highlight of the version 0.23 release is a new HTML book output format based on Bootstrap 4 called `bs4_book()`. This release also includes improved search, customizable 404 pages, and new project templates.

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Using Shiny in Healthcare: Examples from the 2021 Shiny Contest

August 17, 2021

Explore three Shiny applications that healthcare organizations use to provide better care and health outcomes to people across the world.

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Democratizing Data with R, Python, and Slack

August 10, 2021

In connection with R, Python, Slack and RStudio Connect, CM Group built a system that serves custom, individualized insights directly to stakeholders, at the right time, where work already happens.

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RStudio Cloud: An inclusive solution for learning R

August 5, 2021

Learn how Monash University uses RStudio Cloud in their Introduction to Data Analysis and Collaborative & Reproducible Practices units. From weekly tutorials and assignments during the semester to even a timed test with 300 students logging in simultaneously.

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R in Healthcare Meetup Q&A

August 3, 2021

The team at Children’s Wisconsin is using R and RStudio’s suite of tools to enable forecasting, modeling, and data mining among other data science activities. During the meetup, Chris Bumgardner shared a few examples of the applications that have been created to support their vision that the kids of Wisconsin will be the healthiest in the nation.

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Shiny Apps from Concept to Production - An RStudio Community X-Session with Appsilon

July 27, 2021

Ready to take your Shiny development skills to the next level? This RStudio Community X-Session connects you with the Shiny experts at Appsilon. The two-hour workshop covers development workflows, coding best practices, tips for scaling and infrastructure, and improving your apps' user interface.

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Advice to Aspiring Sports Analytics Professionals

July 20, 2021

How do I get started in sports analytics? Mitch Tanney shares his advice for aspiring data scientists passionate to apply their analytic skills to the field, court, ice or pitch of their choice. Mitch has years of experience in professional sports analytics, and recently joined RStudio's customer success team.

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A CEO’s View of Open Source Data Science in the Enterprise

July 15, 2021

We recently sat down with Art Steinmetz, former CEO of OppenheimerFunds, to get his unique perspective on the value and viability of code-first, open source data science for the enterprise.

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Shiny, Tableau, and PowerBI: Better Business Intelligence

July 12, 2021

We compared the features and capabilities of Shiny, Tableau, and PowerBI for delivering insights in enterprise organizations. This is our opinion on how they stack up.

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RStudio Professional Drivers 1.8.0

June 28, 2021

Announcing the 1.8.0 release of the RStudio Professional Drivers, with a fully supported Snowflake driver, a more compatible NTLMv2 support for the Microsoft SQLServer driver, and other updated drivers.

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Winners of the 3rd annual Shiny Contest

June 24, 2021

Announcing the winners of Shiny Contest 2021!

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Strategic Analytics at Monash University: How RStudio Accelerated the Transformation

June 24, 2021

Similar to any other large and complex organisation, Monash University employs a wide range of data to inform decision making and monitor different aspects of their operations.

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R in Supply Chain Management: Meetup Q&A

June 17, 2021

Supply chain management presents a number of interesting and challenging problems to solve in topics such as demand and supply planning, inventory management, and forecasting. This post dives into questions from the R in Supply Chain Management meetup with Nicolas Nguyen.

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Debunking the Myths of R vs. Python

June 15, 2021

Data science teams sometimes believe that they must standardize on R or Python for efficiency, at the cost of forcing individual data scientists to give up their preferred, most productive language. RStudio’s professional products provide the best single home for R and Python data science, so teams can optimize the impact their team has, not the language they use.

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Building Effective Data Science Teams: Answering Your Questions

June 10, 2021

From establishing your first data science team, to growing your team, and stepping into leadership roles, check out the Q&A from the Building Effective Data Science Teams webinar audience questions

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RStudio v1.4 Update: What's New

June 9, 2021

The RStudio 1.4 "Juliet Rose" update includes many improvements for users of the open source desktop IDE, including support for R 4.1 and Apple Silicon, Python improvements, memory usage stats, a document context menu, command palette upgrades, and more.

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Upcoming Webinar - Incorporating R into your Clinical Legacy Workflows

June 8, 2021

When it comes to adopting open source tools into clinical processes, there are many questions that have to be addressed, such as how do we migrate legacy workflows over to new programming languages? How do we upskill a workforce to use these new tools? Join us June 22nd for a discussion with Michael Rimmler about how GSK was able to do this.

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Building Effective Data Science Teams

June 3, 2021

Last month’s webinar featured data science leaders from Caliber Home Loans, The Looma Project, Saturn Cloud, T-Mobile, and Warner Music Group to start to answer the question, "What does it take to build a successful data science team?"

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Announcing RStudio Workbench

June 2, 2021

RStudio Server Pro is now RStudio Workbench. With growing support for a wide range of development environments, we believe this new release is the best single platform to support open source, code-first data science, whether your team is using R or Python.

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(Re)Introducing the "Solutions" website

May 27, 2021

RStudio's solutions website has been around for a long time and has recently undergone an extensive redesign

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Centralizing your Analytics Infrastructure with eoda and Covestro

May 25, 2021

On June 16th, we’ll be teaming up with eoda and Covestro to discuss—in German—how they put their data science into production by developing a unified infrastructure.

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Managing COVID Vaccine Distribution, With a Little Help From Shiny

May 18, 2021

Data Driven West Virginia, in collaboration with the WV Army National Guard, built a COVID vaccine management system using Shiny to help quickly and efficiently distribute vaccines throughout the state.

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Code-First Data Science for the Enterprise

May 12, 2021

While you may already be a practitioner of code-first data science with R or Python, chances are you work within a larger organization with many analytic tools. In this post, we give you some advice on navigating this landscape, and convincing others in your organization of the value of code-first data science.

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Low Friction Package Management in Three Parts

May 6, 2021

Successful package management strategies are usually a three-part plan with clearly delineated responsibilities between admins and data scientists.

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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.

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What's New on RStudio Cloud - May 2021

May 3, 2021

We've released quite a few features to RStudio Cloud since our last post. Here are some of the more significant changes since February, 2021.

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Using RStudio to Amplify Digital Marketing Results

April 26, 2021

We recently teamed up with Extendo and ixpantia to learn how they use RStudio to help streamline their digital analytics offerings for more credible and durable marketing insights.

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New in knitr: Improved accessibility with image alt text

April 20, 2021

The latest version of the knitr package is now on CRAN. A highlight of the version 1.32 release is the ability to add alt text to figures produced by code chunks. Read on to learn more about how to improve the accessibility of your knitted HTML-based output.

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Latest news from the R Markdown family

April 15, 2021

Happy spring! In this post, we'll share the latest news from the R Markdown family of packages so that you know all you need to know to take advantage of the newest features. New releases include the rmarkdown and pagedown packages, among others.

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Impressions from New Zealand’s R Exchange

April 14, 2021

In March of 2021, Epi-Interactive hosted one of the first in-person R events in Wellington, New Zealand. Here are some takeaways from their experience.

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Model Monitoring with R Markdown, pins, and RStudio Connect

April 8, 2021

Model monitoring is a key component of ModelOps, and the R ecosystem offers flexible, code-first solutions that meet the model monitoring needs of data science practitioners.

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RStudio 1.4 - A quick tour

April 6, 2021

In case you missed the details of our recent release or would just like a quick tour, here's a set of videos highlighting our recent work on RStudio 1.4.

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BI and Data Science: Deliver Insights Through Embedded Analytics

April 1, 2021

Continuing our series on self-service BI tools and code-first, open source data science, we explore embedded analytics and why they are a critical way for a data science team to deliver insights. We also discuss the unique needs that will be demanded of data science teams as they deliver insights that are secure, scalable, and flexible to multiple end user’s needs.

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plumber 1.1.0

March 29, 2021

{plumber} v1.1.0 is now on CRAN! In this post, we'll highlight some of the most exciting new features in both the v1.1.0 and v1.0.0 releases, including: parallel endpoint execution, a tidy interface, and request body parsing

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BI and Data Science: Collaboration Using Data Handoffs

March 25, 2021

One powerful approach for BI and data science collaboration is to share augmented data. In this post we cover the details of this technique and include an example where data scientists supply BI teams with forecasts and calculated columns.

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BI and Data Science: Matching Approaches to Applications

March 18, 2021

In this post, we'll provide some insights from organizations who have used both types of tools and give some guidance about which you should use when.

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R in Pharma with ProCogia X-Session Recordings are Now Available

March 16, 2021

We’re excited to announce that all rstudio::global(2021) X-Session recordings are now available for you to watch. Catch the Pharma ones below.

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Mastering Shiny with Appsilon X-Session Recordings are Now Available

March 15, 2021

We’re excited to announce that all rstudio::global(2021) X-Session recordings are now available for you to watch. Catch the Shiny sessions below.

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Time to get your Shiny on, Shiny Contest 2021 is here!

March 11, 2021

Like the sun rising in the East, the Shiny Contest returns to reinvigorate the Shiny app development landscape. It is always amazing to see how brilliant and giving this community is. This contest is one way to show off and be recognized for your work, all while sharing such that others can benefits from your example.

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BI and Open Source Data Science: Strengths and Challenges

March 11, 2021

Continuing our series on self-service BI tools and code-friendly, open source data science, in this post we dive into the strengths and challenges of the different approaches.

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RStudio Professional Drivers 1.7.0

March 10, 2021

Announcing the 1.7.0 release of the RStudio Professional Drivers, which includes security updates, a preview release of the Snowflake driver, an updated Oracle driver, and other changes.

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BI and Data Science: The Best of Both Worlds

March 4, 2021

In many large organizations, Business Intelligence and Data Science teams compete for budget and mindshare. By focusing on how data science can both augment and complement BI tools such as Tableau and PowerBI, these teams can unite on their common goal: delivering data-driven insights for better decision making.

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Summer Internships 2021

March 2, 2021

We are excited to announce the fourth formal summer internship program at RStudio. The goal of our internship program is to enable RStudio employees to collaborate with current students to do impactful work that not only helps both RStudio users and the broader community, but ensures that the community of R developers is just as diverse as its community of users.

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Introducing the RStudio Launcher Plugin SDK

February 23, 2021

Learn about the new RStudio Launcher Plugin SDK, which helps developers integrate their preferred Job Management System with RStudio Team products.

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Introducing Shiny App Stories

February 12, 2021

App Stories are a bit different from the User Showcase: an App Story will center around a Shiny application, but the application will be designed specifically to show off specific features, and it will also include explanations of how to use those features.

Painful Package Management

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Painful Package Management

February 11, 2021

Data science teams are often frustrated by poorly-designed or nonexistent approaches to R and Python package management. In this post, you'll learn specifically how that pain shows up for data scientists and how to identify your organization's requirements for a better package management plan.