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January ’17 Tips and Tricks

by Sean Lopp This month's collection of Tips and Tricks comes from an excellent talk given at the 2017 RStudio::Conf in Orlando by RStudio Software Engineer Kevin Ushey. The slides from his talk are embedded below and cover features from autocompletion to R Markdown shortcuts. Use the left and right arrow keys to change slides. [...]

10,000 CRAN Packages

by Joseph Rickert The R package system continues to expand as the number of packages on CRAN is about to blow through the 10,000 mark sometime soon. This is astonishing! Not only are new packages arriving at a rate of about 190 per month, but CRAN itself continues to tick along like a well-oiled machine, [...]

Interview with Joe Cheng

by Joseph Rickert Recently, I had the opportunity to interview RStudio’s Joe Cheng. Joe, the inventor and lead developer for Shiny, was the first person that J.J. Allaire invited to join the RStudio IDE project. We talked about those early days, how Shiny got started, Joe’s background as a software developer, his take on the [...]

December ’16 RStudio Tips and Tricks

by Sean Lopp Here is this month’s collection of RStudio Tips and Tricks. Thank you to those who responded to last month’s post; many of your tips are included below! Be sure to subscribe to @rstudiotips on Twitter for more. This month’s tips fall into two categories: Keyboard Shortcuts and Easier R Markdown Keyboard Shortcuts [...]

Make R a Legitimate Part of Your Organization

by Nathan Stephens How R Enters Through the Back Door In many organizations, R enters through the back door when analysts download the free software and install it on their local workstations Jamie has been an avid R programmer since college. When she takes a new job at a large corporation, she finds that she [...]

RStudio IDE Easy Tricks You Might’ve Missed

by Sean Lopp The RStudio IDE reached version 1.0 this month. The IDE has come a long way since the initial release 5 and a half years ago. Many major features have been built: projects, package building tools, notebooks. During that same period, often hidden in the shadows, a growing list of smaller features has [...]

Creating Interactive Plots with R and Highcharts

By Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel Sometimes great ideas come from trying to solve simple problems. This seems to be especially true for software developers who are willing to put in an unreasonable amount of effort to solve a simple problem to their satisfaction. So the story goes that Torstein Hønsi, the founder and Chief Product Officer of [...]

Interview with J.J. Allaire

by Joseph Rickert Welcome to "R Views", the new R Community blog from RStudio. For this first post, I sat down with J.J. Allaire, RStudio's founder and CEO, to discuss RStudio's history, its mission and JJ's vision for its future. In a short time, we touched on a wide range of subjects including RStudio's business, [...]

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