If you use R, there’s a good chance that you also use RStudio. I just noticed that the RStudio folks released v1.2 on April 30th. I haven’t had a chance to give it a spin yet, but here’s what they say on the blog:
Over a year in the making, this new release of RStudio includes dozens of new productivity enhancements and capabilities. You’ll now find RStudio a more comfortable workbench for working in SQL, Stan, Python, and D3. Testing your R code is easier, too, with integrations for shinytest and testthat. Create, and test, and publish APIs in R with Plumber. And get more done with background jobs, which let you run R scripts while you work.
Underpinning it all is a new rendering engine based on modern Web standards, so RStudio Desktop looks sharp on displays large and small, and performs better everywhere – especially if you’re using the latest Web technology in your visualizations, Shiny applications, and R Markdown documents. Don’t like how it looks now? No problem–just make your own theme.
I look forward to exploring the new features, and I encourage you to do the same. Running jobs in the background will be especially useful.