2021 at RStudio: A Year in Review

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Happy New Year! As we’re settling back into our routines, we wanted to share some highlights of the work done across the company last year. This is just a few of our teams’ great accomplishments in supporting the R and Python data science community — there are too many to list! — and we encourage you to take a look at the links to find out more.

RStudio and Interoperability

RStudio and the Community

RStudio Open-Source Packages

There are a lot of exciting releases for open-source packages. Below, we link to relevant places where you can find out more.

RStudio Products

On the product side, we significantly enhanced the capabilities of both our open source and commercial products.

  • We moved to calendar versioning for our commercial products.
  • In addition, we have a new and improved Solutions website to help you get the most from the products you’ve purchased.

RStudio Cloud

RStudio Cloud has made it easier to share, do, teach, and learn data science. See the What’s New with RStudio Cloud page for more information, such as the addition of more disk space and hours in RStudio Cloud plans.

RStudio Connect

Users of RStudio Connect have more tools to create great experiences for their stakeholders. We summarize the updates in the RStudio Connect Year in Review blog post, including:

  • Connectwidgets for organizing, distributing, and finding projects;
  • Updates for Python developers; and
  • Support for Tableau Analytics Extensions.

RStudio IDE

We released RStudio 1.4, with many exciting features for the IDE. Check out the release notes for the full list of new features, including:

  • A visual markdown editor;
  • New Python capabilities; and
  • Support for rainbow parentheses.

Watch a quick tour of RStudio 1.4 here:

RStudio Workbench

In June, we renamed RStudio Server Pro to RStudio Workbench to reflect the product’s growing support for a wide range of different development environments. This year, we’ve added:

  • VS Code as a fully supported development environment;
  • Multiple Python-based improvements; and
  • Additional R and RStudio-based improvements.

More information is available in the release notes.

RStudio Package Manager

RStudio Package Manager has also seen a variety of upgrades, with a more versatile repository calendar, more flexibility in serving multiple binary package versions, and more options for configuring git sources. The release notes have more details on these features.

Keep in Touch

Thanks for taking a look at all the exciting work from 2021! Want to stay informed?

We’re excited for what 2022 has in store and are so grateful for our community. Thank you for all the ways you use data to improve lives and our knowledge of the world in such incredibly diverse ways.

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