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R Markdown Tips and Tricks #3: Time-savers & Trouble-shooters

May 18, 2022

In this series, we walk through lesser-known tips and tricks to help you work more effectively and efficiently in R Markdown. This third post focuses on features that save you time and trouble.

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Software Development Resources for Data Scientists

May 16, 2022

Many tools used routinely by software developers can also be useful to data scientists.

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Exploring RStudio's Visual Markdown Editor

May 11, 2022

The RStudio IDE includes a visual markdown editor that displays changes in real-time and provides support for technical writing. This post walks through several features of visual editing mode.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events Roundup - May 2022

May 4, 2022

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

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Announcing Sitewide Search on rstudio.com

May 2, 2022

RStudio's Enterprise Information Management team is pleased to launch Sitewide Search on rstudio.com. Sitewide Search will now return content from 20 RStudio subdomains.

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rstudio::conf(2022) Workshops

April 28, 2022

To start off rstudio::conf(2022), we have an absolutely amazing line-up of workshops. Check out the list in this blog post, get inspired, and register!

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Speed Up Data Analytics and Wrangling With Parquet Files

April 26, 2022

A team from Green Shield Canada explores Apache Parquet as an option for data processing. With the parquet file format, the team was able to process data 1,500 times faster than with CSVs.

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RStudio Community Table Gallery

April 25, 2022

We are excited to announce the RStudio Community Table Gallery, showcasing amazing contributions from the R Community.

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Successfully Putting Shiny in Production

April 21, 2022

In this post, we explore possible challenges to putting Shiny in production and how to overcome them.

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Advocate for Data Science at Your Organization

April 19, 2022

We are excited to introduce rstudio.com/champion, a website with resources and best practices for making the case for data science at your organization.

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RStudio Connect Python Minimum Version Update

April 11, 2022

The March 2022 release of RStudio Connect has updated the minimum version of Python supported to 3.5 and removed support for Python 2. This post outlines things Connect Administrators and Publishers should know about this change.

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Make robust, modular dashboards with golem and graveler

April 7, 2022

Alan Carlson from Snap Finance describes how his team uses a reproducible workflow to build robust, modular dashboards that streamline onboarding and minimize technical debt.

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Mark Your Calendar for the Appsilon Shiny Conference

April 6, 2022

Join us online April 27-29th for three days of all things Shiny.

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Teaching Data Science in the Cloud

April 4, 2022

We recently held a Live Series about RStudio Cloud. In this post, we share insights from our presenters on how to teach in the cloud.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events Roundup - April 2022

April 1, 2022

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

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Track Shiny App User Activity With the RStudio Connect Server API

March 30, 2022

With the RStudio Connect Server API, you can access advanced usage metrics to focus your data science work.

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Shiny Wordle Word Journey

March 28, 2022

Tracy Teal shows us how to create and deploy a Shiny Wordle app with a custom word list.

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Announcing A Stroke of Innovation

March 25, 2022

Last year, a group from RStudio flew out to Iceland to capture the story of how Reykjavík's data science team improves the lives of their city's citizens.

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Creating APIs for Data Science With plumber

March 22, 2022

APIs increase the impact of your data science work. With the plumber package, you can turn your R code into API endpoints so that others can use your function or model.

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Call for talks deadline extended!

March 18, 2022

The deadline for talk submissions has been extended to March 28.

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Announcing RStudio Academy

March 16, 2022

RStudio is excited to announce the public release of RStudio Academy, a mentor-led data science apprenticeship for professional teams.

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Curating Your Data Science Content on RStudio Connect

March 15, 2022

With RStudio Connect, you can curate data science content to deliver a great experience to your audience.

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rstudio::conf(2022) is open for registration!

March 7, 2022

Learn about our exciting keynote speakers, conference program, workshops, and diversity scholarship program.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events Roundup - March 2022

March 1, 2022

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

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Challenges in Package Management

February 23, 2022

Installing software packages from CRAN or PyPI is easy until it isn't. Let's look at common challenges associated with package management and understand why it can be so difficult.

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RStudio Workbench 2022.02.0 Release

February 22, 2022

RStudio Workbench's 2022.02 release includes several new features and updates to provide increased security, automated session suspension, new launcher functionality, and more.

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RStudio 2022.02.0: What's New

February 22, 2022

What's new and improved in the latest RStudio IDE release 2022.02.0, code-named Prairie Trillium.

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2022 Internships

February 18, 2022

We are excited to announce our 2022 Summer Internship Program at RStudio. The program allows students to do impactful work that helps both RStudio users and the broader community.

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Working With Databases and SQL in RStudio

February 17, 2022

RStudio has several options for connecting with databases and querying data using SQL.

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Save the date for rstudio::conf(2022)!

February 14, 2022

rstudio::conf(2022) is coming July 25-28.

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How BI and Data Science Deliver Deeper Insight Together

February 8, 2022

Michael Lippis of The Outlook podcast interviewed RStudio's Lou Bajuk to discuss the relationship between data science and business intelligence tools.

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Build and Share Jupyter Notebooks on RStudio Team

February 3, 2022

With RStudio Team, data scientists can build and share their work within an integrated architecture.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events Roundup - February 2022

February 2, 2022

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

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What's New on RStudio Cloud - February 2022

February 1, 2022

RStudio Cloud has new updates and features, including a student pay option, faster package management, UI improvements, and easier access to project settings.

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Develop, Collaborate, and Scale Across R and Python

January 27, 2022

RStudio Workbench is the enterprise-level IDE for data scientists who need to develop, collaborate, and scale in R and Python.

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How to Win the RStudio Shiny Contest

January 26, 2022

Marcin Dubel from Appsilon shares key considerations for creating an award-winning Shiny application.

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Three Videos to Supercharge Your R Skills

January 18, 2022

In this blog post, we highlight three speakers from the RStudio Enterprise Community Meetup who share packages and tools to supercharge your R skills.

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Sharing Secure and Scalable Shiny Apps on RStudio Connect

January 13, 2022

RStudio Connect allows you to easily share your Shiny apps with push-button publishing, while maintaining enterprise-level security and tuning resources to meet the demands of your application.

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Using RStudio on Amazon SageMaker: Questions from the Community

January 10, 2022

We answer questions from the community on the recent integration of RStudio on Amazon Sagemaker.

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R Markdown Lesser-Known Tips & Tricks #2: Cleaning Up Your Code

January 6, 2022

In this series, we show you lesser-known tips and tricks to help you work more effectively and efficiently in R Markdown. This second post focuses on cleaning up your R Markdown code.

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RStudio Community Monthly Events - January 2022

January 5, 2022

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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2021 at RStudio: A Year in Review

January 4, 2022

Happy New Year! In this blog post, we round up some of the many announcements and product releases from RStudio in 2021.

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RStudio Connect 2021 Year in Review

December 22, 2021

In case you missed it, here are some features we introduced to RStudio Connect in 2021.

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Integrating Dynamic R and Python Models in Tableau Using plumbertableau

December 20, 2021

The plumbertableau and fastapitableau packages allow you to integrate dynamic R and Python models in Tableau, enhancing your organization’s preferred dashboard tool.

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Winners of the 2021 Table Contest

December 16, 2021

We are excited to announce this year's winners of the 2021 RStudio Table Contest. The community shared some great examples of how to make well-designed and beautiful presentation tables.

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Sharing Data With the pins Package

December 15, 2021

The pins package publishes R objects, such as data sets and predictive models, on a virtual corkboard so that you can share and reuse them easily and safely.

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Using Keras for Deep Learning With R

December 8, 2021

We are excited to announce new developments in Keras for R. Data scientists can use the most popular and powerful deep learning frameworks to guide data-driven decisions, all within R.

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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.