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Xiaotong Song | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2020

Rstudio statistician's best friend

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I have used RStudio for various data analysis at my company from data cleaning to data visualization and model selection. The entire organization widely uses RStudio. RStudio helps in ad-hoc analysis and enables users to run line by line and easily create R markdown files as well as a shiny app.
  • Stats best tool
  • Easy exploration data analysis
  • Package building
  • Package version selection
RStudio is the IDE to use R. RSudio includes the benefits to use R and also the shortfall of R. For example, RStudio is straightforward to use for stats intensive analysis with the support of plenty packages such as TidyVerse, BMS, etc. However, the version control of R is not as good as python.
Since R is trendy among statisticians, you can find lots of help from the data science/ stats communities. If you need help with anything related to RStudio or R, google it or search on StackOverflow, you might easily find the solution that you are looking for.
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Yoni Dvorkis | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 17, 2020

RStudio is preferable in my view for data science

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RStudio is the main tool we use in advanced analytics for predictive modeling development, maintenance, and deployment into production. We run it on a separate Linux server that connects to our enterprise data warehouse. The business problem it addresses is risk modeling on our patient population for outreach and operational efficiency purposes. In addition we use it for data visualization exercises in GGPLOT2 which are more novel than simple excel plots so is a favorite among my team.
  • Packages are really easy to install and load.
  • Models are really easy to deploy in this language. The functions are simple and relatively straightforward which democratizes the process.
  • Links very well with the Oracle data warehouse both to read data and write tables in the EDW.
  • Errors in R and RStudio are almost impossible to interpret.
  • Updating R and RStudio can lead to packages no longer working which can be frustrating since I have to reinstall all of them from scratch.
  • The visual interface is not as good as Jupyter notebook it's tough to read the font especially when projecting onto a screen with projector for meetings.
Most data science applications are better handled in R and RStudio I find. I also appreciated that it is open-source software and is generally free to download and install new packages to stay up to date. It is less appropriate for data wrangling and manipulation for which I find there is no substitute for knowing SQL to extract and manipulate the data.
RStudio doesn't really have support. Users search the web using StackOverflow for help in troubleshooting errors or for how to perform certain functions. RStudio also doesn't offer much in the way of training on the product, users are expecting to learn it more or less on the job or by taking separate classes that also use this product.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2020

The open source alternative to Matlab

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RStudio is used as a free, open-source alternative to MATLAB. We can generate custom codes to solve a variety of data analysis problems. These scripts can be easily shared with other users with little hassle in trying to purchase additional software.
  • Easy to learn language
  • Clean UI for R software
RStudio integrates the R language software easily. The program can be used on both Mac and PCs, which increases its accessibility to a broader user base. The program works well for our data analysis needs. Graphics can be lacking though compared to paid software.
I never had to get support for RStudio.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

RStudio - a beginner's perspective

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Most analysts in my organisation use Excel for simple tasks and for advanced analysis, use SPSS or SAS. The license costs for SPSS and SAS are substantial and I along with few other analysts are now transitioning to using R with its integrated development environment RStudio. This has cut down cost for us as RStudio is free and open source and does not require annual license costs. With a bit of learning RStudio can be equally good as SAS or SPSS, although there's a steep learning curve involved especially for users who have not used any scripting language in the past and are used to drop-down menus and pre-formatted statistical output.
  • Data manipulation in RStudio is a breeze. It is an exceptional product when it comes to creating data subsets from an existing data, creating calculating columns and storing data and plots as objects.
  • Everything in RStudio is done via writing script. It can be tedious to begin with but once you have written all your data manipulation and analysis in a script, it becomes very easy to maintain and edit it and run it again and again without having to remember the steps like in other statistical software.
  • When you first start with RStudio, you need to install and then reference them in your script. In my view RStudio should come with pre-installed packages that most fundamental to any data analysis. Few example packages are 'dplyr' and 'ggplot.'
  • While everything in RStudio is achieved via writing script, it should include more point and click tasks such as right-clicking temporary datasets and removing them.

RStudio is a free product, therefore, you can utilise this tool without any requirement for a licence. It is excellent tool for data manipulation and performing tasks that can't be done by any other software. For example RStudio allows you to install packages that can directly analyse your Google Scholar profile data and predict your citation index over the next 10 years. Other examples include accessing and analysing movies data from and creating a word cloud directly from a website. In my knowledge, no other software allows you to do that with an ease that can be done in RStudio and did I mention that 'it's free'!

R (language) and RStudio has a steep learning curve. Therefore, it is not ideal for people who are beginners in programming. Creating a statistical analysis output in RStudio is like putting together each statistical output value bit by bit. There are no nice outputs that can be generated by just clicking few options. The scripting and variables are case sensitive which can make it sometimes hard to diagnose an error in your script.

RStudio is free and open-source and has a huge user base. Getting any help with syntax or any other issue is as easy as searching for it online. RStudio also provides extensive documentation through various manuals, books, journals as well as the contributed documentation of their package repository(CRAN) website. The R community has many online forums to assist it users and users are setting up local chapters where they can physically meet and exchange ideas.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 30, 2020

Good tool for statistical data scientists

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Since my company is a large financial institution, tools used with some groups might not be shared with other groups and some tools used in some geographical locations might not be used in other locations. R and Rstudio is such a tool. RStudio is basically the default option if you are using R.
  • Easy.
  • Clear.
  • Free.
  • No multi-language.
  • Version control is hard.
  • Manage environment.
RStudio is well suited for statisticians and companies heavily depending on stats. It is less appropriate for companies focused on black box model or even deep learning models and does not use stats modelling that much. It is also not appropriate for OOP.
As a free tool, what would you expect to get from RStudio for support? Since RStudio is a well known tool for statistical data scientists, it is very easy to find your support or answer from the R or RStudio community online.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 28, 2019

RStudio Review

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RStudio is our go-to IDE for using R in our firm. It is used across our large data science community (1000+ people) and for prototyping in our capital modeling and asset management arms. The business problem addressed is an efficient and clean environment for coding in R (and a few other languages).
  • The interface is clear and customizable.
  • Importing and interacting with data is clear and intuitive.
  • There is a wide range of clever tools that make using RStudio actively pleasurable.
  • Would love to see integration with other languages such as VB, Julia.
RStudio is my go-to IDE for R and Python (And I wish it was integrated with other languages too!). The import and interaction with data are simple and intuitive, error catching "just works" and there are plenty of very neat tools that make creating packages, RShiny programs, presentations - super, super straightforward.
Whilst I've not had to contact support, the level of output from the RStudio team in teaching the R-community is phenomenal.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 29, 2019

My 2 bits of experience with RStudio

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RStudio is the tool of choice for helping us with the data analysis. We are using it for time series analysis and forecasting, etc. What makes RStudio best fit for us that it is the very user-friendly and ready availability of the whole history of the commands and data you have worked on to date.
  • The simple user interface leads to almost zero training time for the user.
  • RStudio provides the flexibility to generate reports in a number of formats depending on the use case.
  • The interoperability of RStudio because it is available for almost every OS Ecosystem.
  • There are countless packages available for almost every kind of analysis you can imagine.
  • To be fair, there are hardly any negatives or even shortcomings with RStudio with it being free. But, I have to be nitpicky, it can be argued that in some cases, the input data files have to manipulated or arranged in a certain way for it to perform analysis.
  • It can be made a bit more attractive by upgrading the UI a bit.
If you are on the lookout for learning R or need a free solution for your data analysis needs, RStudio is the best you can get. It gives you the flexibility to use on any OS you might have, learn and upgrade your skills, keep an eye on what packages, commands you have used in the past and more.

But, if you are not opposed to spending for more sophisticated solutions with more professional UI and somewhat better ease of use, then there are other tools in the market.

But nothing beats RStudio when it comes low-cost, fully equipped data analysis tool category.
We haven't had the necessity to contact customer support yet but there is abundant online forum support available for any kind of issues you might get stuck with. You can find numerous online articles, plenty of elaborate examples and knowledge sources guiding you to the right kind of package your use case needs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 01, 2019

De-facto for R programming.

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It's being used in the Data Analytics team and several business and functional units to create automated and reproducible data analyses.
  • Ease of integration across common programming languages
  • Free tier offers much of functionalities as paid version
  • Great support
  • Intermittent crashing
  • Improved UX for new users
Individual or team-based programming projects.
The community of users, some made up of RStudio staff, is strong.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2019

RStudio for R!

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RStudio is the go to tool in our team for data analytics workflow, from pulling and wrangling data, modeling and visualization.
  • Integration with databases.
  • User community.
  • Integration with other software/languages.
  • Lacks stability.
  • Memory management.
RStudio is the de facto IDE for R language.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 20, 2019

RStudio, the best IDE for R Progamming !!

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Currently, this product is being used by all the users in the software development team in our organization. Almost all of our development activity is done using RStudio. We are a data company, and we use a lot of data in a variety of formats. We use RStudio for data cleaning, performing statistical analysis, data visualization, and machine learning.
  • They have a variety of readily available packages (data cleaning, machine learning, statistics).
  • A convenient IDE with coding and console in the same window.
  • It easily integrates with other software.
  • They have a continuous support team.
  • It may need improvement in job scheduling. Currently, R scripts has to be scheduled separately as batch jobs.
  • Running jobs in multiple clusters/cores. There are some R packages to do parallel processing, but it would be great to see some in-built parallel processing features.
We mainly use R Studio for performing some statistical analysis and running our ML platform.
For Example:
1) Statistics: to do correlation, t-tests.
2) Visualization: box plot, bar chart.
3) Machine learning: To build a model using available R packages, train the model, perform cv, and test the model.
4) To find the relationship between variables by creating a generalized linear regression model.
5) Data cleaning: to remove incorrect fields, subset data frames, and remove missing fields.

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 08, 2019

RStudio, a versatile data tool

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It is just used by me. I used it during my education for data analysis. I still use it for quick data analysis for CSV files. It can also create great graphics quickly that are easy to read and are very simple. RStudio has been great when Excel crashes easily and can go through mass amounts of data easily.
  • Easy to use
  • Can handle large amount of data
  • Creates graphics
  • Old interface
  • Add more data analysis features
  • Faster processing speed
It is great for simple data analysis, multivariate regressions, and creating quick graphics post-analysis. It can handle large amounts of data and the functions are pretty easy to learn. The learning curve is not large and can be taught easily especially in academic settings. RStudio is versatile enough for both the workplace and school.
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Maria Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 12, 2019

Statistical Modeling at its best

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RStudio is a powerful application when it comes to analyzing data using statistical modeling. It is used by different departments within the organization, especially the data science group. In the production department, statistical modeling is helpful in extrapolating the production volume and rate. RStudio is intuitive and user-friendly. The documentation is very informative and gives deep dives into the functionality. It's also very well integrated with other applications.
  • Very Intuitive and user-friendly.
  • Can perform statistical modeling for extrapolating and also automating repetitive tasks.
  • Good for people with less coding experience.
  • Not as integrated as Python is with other applications.
  • Objects are generally stored in physical memory, which hogs the memory.
  • RStudio is slower than many other statistical modeling packages.
For extrapolating the production rate and volume, it is very well suited. Different statistical models are applied to identify the right volume in the reservoir. It's not suited for very large data sets since the physical memory is used to store the objects, which kind of limits the usage of RStudio.
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Akshaya Bhardwaj | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 13, 2019

One of the best and freely available tool for data analysis.

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We are a service based company. For most of the clients, we work in data analytics. So we use this product department-wide where we have to apply data models, EDAs, etc. Generally, the business problems deal in drawing the statistical inferences out from the data and applying various machine learning models for the predictions and sometimes we also use this product to clean the data.
  • RStudio provides good data visualization while doing exploratory data analysis
  • We can import the data from multiple sources for processing the data.
  • Its syntax is pretty much easy to use and learn. Also applying machine learning models are very easy in it.
  • Downloading the packages/modules very easily and we can use them very comfortably.
  • We can export the data into multiple channels from it, which I think is a major boost for it.
  • Since its freely available, we always need good RAM to support it
  • While loading the big size of data (millions of records), it crashes many times.
  • Its user interface doesn't look attractive.
  • We can not apply any major artificial intelligence framework in it which I think is a major con it. It's more into drawing statistical inferences from the data.
In our company, we use this tool for data analysis purposes only. From this tool/product we do data cleaning, data preprocessing, exploratory data analysis(EDA), model building, and apply statistical tests on the data.
We have suggested many tools in our company but they are pretty much expensive and also the quality of output is not that good.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 20, 2019

Most underappreciated IDE

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Our entire team uses RStudio both for statistical analysis and application development purposes.
  • RStudio is probably one of the most underrated IDEs. The environment panel is probably the most useful one.
  • The help tab is also very useful, saves a lot of random Google search time.
  • It is also probably the only IDE I never had issues with while installing/upgrading.
  • The debugging feature is probably not the best designed one.
  • I would love to see a live shiny debugging feature in the future, maybe something similar to the environment panel for reactive values.
  • Big computational tasks are sometimes slower in RStudio.
Rstudio is a very well designed IDE. Especially in cases where the user is a beginner and needs to have a very clear view of his/her variables, Rstudio is very useful.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 31, 2019

RStudio Review

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Rstudio has been used by most students who are in statistical classes dealing with data analysis. It has been installed in the statical computer labs for students to solve their class problems or conduct research studies including estimation of the time to failure of a structural/mechanical component, determining the probability of failure under certain conditions, and planning a reliability demonstration test, etc.
  • The data file can be imported from text files and multiple data files can be imported and processed in one R command window.
  • R commands and functions are embedded, so getting familiar with them would make coding in R easier.
  • The way of coding in R is not complex. If a beginner just started using R but has some background in other coding languages, it would help with coding in R as well.
  • Unlike other statistical software, RStudio does not display results at every coding step unless a command is made.
  • If your functions are not in the database of RStudio, users need to make their own by coding, which is not that easy to do for beginners with no previous experience.
RStudio is well suited for estimating the probability of failure since almost all of the probability distribution functions are available from the function database. For dealing with big data or machine learning algorithms, RStudio looks less efficient than other popular languages such as Python.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 19, 2019

RStudio for quick prediction prototyping

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Very few of us are getting into predictions using Machine Learning and Data Science. We use Rstudio to program our algorithms. There are only a handful of people in the whole organization who use Rstudio right now. We use it in pockets, and do the proof of concepts with Machine Learning using R.
  • We use it for a quick visual representation of data
  • We do exploratory data analysis to understand data
  • We do predictions using RStudio
  • When we have to run 100 iterations using more than 10000 records, RStudio gets stuck or takes a very very long time to respond
  • Generating a pdf report from an RMD file is very difficult from RStudio.
  • Generating a pdf report in RStudio cloud is straightforward and inbuilt.
RStudio is a very nice tool to do exploratory data analysis. Generating an HTML report of the RMD file is straightforward. However, the generation of pdf is not so. It is best for quick prototyping. However, dealing with a lot of data is not very good with this IDE. The cloud version of RStudio is also very good.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 11, 2019

Comprehensive R Package

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We use RStudio for all instances we might use R for. It is not used across the whole organization but among users of R, this is our preferred IDE for accomplishing any of our R work. The main reason we use RStudio is that it provides a very easy to understand platform for our users that may not necessarily come from a coding background. These issues are exacerbated when we use the command line version so it is much preferred to utilize this IDE.
  • Organizes R in a fashion that is understandable
  • Provides a console to quickly test or run scripts
  • Easily understandable error prompts
  • Good documentation and consistent updates
  • Open source
  • Will run slower on larger projects than on command line
  • Different from the traditional command line so has a very slight learning curve
  • Open source
Would highly recommend RStudio in almost all instances except when running intensive tasks; I would recommend using RStudio. For huge tasks, it would be best to run those on the command line but we have yet to encounter a situation where we would prefer to use an alternative to RStudio.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 10, 2019

My choice of IDE for R

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RStudio is used mostly by the Data Science team of our company to code in R. We implement both single-time analyses and also full-scale projects for internal usage with Shiny applications. We analyze financial time-series and perform forecasting, do clustering and segmentation of customers, train models in terms of Machine Learning for predictive analysis and data extrapolation. RStudio helps us with these tasks.
  • "Publish" tools, so that Shiny applications and code can be shared instantly from the RStudio window.
  • Customizable workspace, code styling tools availability.
  • Git. RStudio's extension works significantly slowly with it, considering that our corporate laptops are pretty good.
  • Terminal. Same issue as above.
  • Debugging. It is not intuitive for users (especially in large projects) of how to debug the code.
RStudio is suitable to perform analyses in terms of Data Science projects. Nowadays, it is still the best option for developers to write code in R programming language. You can easily manipulate the data, however, if you have a project involving BigData, then R and RStudio are not appropriate for such large tasks. Try using Python.
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Rajat Wadhwani | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 27, 2018

Great Platform for Data Analysis and Data Visualization along with Statistical Computing.

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RStudio is a powerful application for data analysis and statistical computing. It provides an integrated platform to develop scripts in R which can be used to automate repetitive tasks or to mine data. It is aggressively used in our organisation for data mining. Being open source in nature it has huge user support base. Full featured text editor, graphical workspace, cross-platform integration are some of the useful features of R which helps to work faster and efficiently.
  • Integrated Environment for statistical computing, pre-installed modules, cross-platform integration makes RStudio one of the best applications in this space.
  • Being open source, a lot of help can be found on the net. The full text editor helps to manipulate data which is one of the most time-consuming tasks for any automation.
  • Seamless R-markdown is one of the great features of RStudio. It helps you to document what exactly you are performing.
  • Stiff competition from Python. Python is more integrated with other applications as compared to R.
  • Seems to crash more often as compared to R platform.
  • Sometimes you run into weird bugs which are very difficult to debug.
RStudio is considered to be primarily a statistical software. Due to its very nature, it is well suited for data analysis and data visualization. Data analysis plays an important part in making business decisions which directly impacts the organization. Having data wouldn't be useful unless and until value is generated from it. Also to extract valuable meta data from various type of documents RStudio provides a great platform to develop scripts in R.
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Kunal Sonalkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 13, 2018

RStudio - Very Powerful Statistical Tool

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We are using RStudio to develop shiny web applications and develop predictive data models. We perform statistical analysis on the data and try to gain insights from it.

With the shiny apps, we are automating routine excel reports which saves a lot of time for database and business analysts.

We have written numerous algorithms in RStudio like Naive Bayesian Classification, K-Means Clustering and ARIMA modelling.

RStudio is an amazing platform for statistical data analysis.
  • Performing Statistical Analysis is very efficient. With a lot of open source packages available in R programming, data analysis becomes very easy.
  • Publishing web applications and deploying predictive data models is very easy if you have R Server in your firm using Shiny. It can handle large sets of data.
  • Writing data science algorithms like Clustering, Classification and Apriori Analysis is very efficient. The open source nature of this programming language allows everyone to contribute packages to the environment.
  • There are some packages in RStudio which aren't very well known hence its very difficult to get help if you get stuck using them.
  • If the dataset size crosses 20 million rows, then you need extremely high RAM otherwise the processing gets very slow. So in such a case R Server is a must. Cloud storage can be a good alternative though.
  • The graphs which are plotted in the console aren't very intuitive and labels, colors, axis, etc have to be manually written to make the visuals look more appeasing.
RStudio is very well suited for data analysts and statisticians. Writing and designing predictive data models is very efficient and there is a lot of online help if you plan to use standard machine learning algorithms like Naive Bayesian, Apriori Analysis, Random Forest, DENCLUE,, etc.

In a situation where you want to automate excel reports then shiny (user interface for R) comes in very handy.
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Kyle Moninger | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 08, 2018

RStudio works!

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Since RStudio is an open source statistical software system, we are teaching it to our statistics students. It provides them with the skills necessary to enter into the business industry where RStudio is being more widely used over SAS. It's cost effective and has many more resources available to learners. It has allowed the university to decrease our SAS licensing contract and save money that way.
  • It's well organized library of resources and documentation.
  • It's cost. It's free!
  • It has excellent computational power given it's size.
  • It's graphics could be improved.
  • It has a high learning curve.
  • As with any open source programming language, there could be bugs and errors throughout.
RStudio is perfect for intermediate and advanced statistical computing. Whether it's predictive analytics, descriptive statistics, or graphical summaries it is a tool that can deliver. It is especially useful if the user has programming language experience.

It is less useful for a user who has no programming language experience and only needs simple statistical calculations. Minitab or Excel may be better suited. It is also less appropriate when higher resolution graphs are needed as it's graphics are less than optimal.
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Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 29, 2018

RStudio is THE standard for exploratory data analysis on large data sets

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RStudio is used as a an R development environment for cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing large data sets. It is used in conjunction with Python for data science tasks. RStudio is used across the entire organization as a complement to other technologies and to support data science and analysis projects. In my role, I gather large data sets (>500,000 or million rows) from different platforms, and rely on RStudio to prepare data for further analysis. It's an excellent platform for conducting preliminary / exploratory data analysis: to get an understanding of trends and behaviors exhibited by the data set, and to guide later analytic decisions.
  • Create and manipulate data frames: syntax is intuitive, terminal lets you see results / behaviors immediately.
  • Visualization (especially using shiny or other visualization packages): so many different kinds of graphs and viz available.
  • Sharing results and community documentation: extensive information is available on use and applications of different packages, making RStudio (and R) very versatile for a variety of analysis projects.
  • R has a fairly steep learning curve and can be intimidating for new users. RStudio's package, swirl, is useful as an introductory tutorial for use and capabilities, but it is limited.
  • RStudio sometimes has stability problems when it comes to working with very large / big data sets. This is because RStudio relies on the computer's memory to process the data. A quick calculation can be used to determine if the data set's size exceeds the computer's memory capabilities, though.
RStudio is well suited for ingesting and analyzing large data sets in a variety of formats, including CSV files. A large number of packages are supported to enable all kinds of projects: time series analysis, visualization, table-building, advanced statistical analysis are all examples of RStudio's application. There is exhaustive community documentation available online about how and when to deploy different packages (and their functions), and also how to troubleshoot different issues users may run into.

For more extensive analysis and polished visualization, Python is generally the recommended language. It's also where the industry (data science, data analysis, etc) is heading overall. R is still extensively used in-field, and is a standard part of a statistics curriculum in academia.
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Gabriel Chiararia | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 05, 2018

RStudio - the biggest analytics platform

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RStudio is being used by analysts and managers in both marketing and IT departments. In some cases we do ad-hoc analysis, in other cases, we try to streamline data process with R. The IT department comes in when we need more complex analysis and integration with Python. The marketing department uses for basic data analysis (exploratory, regression, and we are planning to use it for segmentation as well).
  • 1: RStudio is a great tool for organizing your R code - coding, executing and seeing the results on the same page!
  • 2: RStudio (and R in general) is great because it is an open source tool! So it receives new packages and updates constantly. It's also one of the most used analytics tools, so you are likely to find all of the models you need here!
  • 3: Did I mention it is free? This is great if your IT department (or company) has budget constraints.
  • 1: Coding background! Even though I think coding with R is much easier than any other tool (C++, Python, VBA...), you still need to know how to code to get an analysis done. Other tools (like Azure ML or JMP), you don't need a coding background.
  • 2: User interface: There are some better user interfaces out there. RStudio is not bad, but it's not the greatest.
  • 3: Saving files: It always confuses me when I need to save a file or a project. I never know when or how to save which.
Well suited: For anyone interested in data analysis. R can help you do a simple exploratory analysis to increase your R Square with a boosted decision tree! It's probably one of the most comprehensive analytics tools.

Less appropriate: Maybe if you have a team more focused on business and less on data analysis (marketers, salespeople, for instance), RStudio might not be the best, since the learning curve is complicated.
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Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 25, 2018

Best all-in-one IDE for R

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RStudio is used by several working groups within a larger project for the University of Vermont. It is used mainly for statistical analyses, manipulating spatial data, spatial analyses, and other programming/statistical tasks. I use my personal version of Rstudio as well as Rstudio server for analyses for this project. Rstudio is one of the best IDEs I have come across for R. I can keep track of variables within my workspace, view the files in my working directory, run the code and inspect output, and look at plots on different panels of the Rstudio interface. This helps keep my work organized and efficient. Rstudio has helped increase the overall productivity of the working group in which I work. Also, Rstudio interfaces with GitHub, which has been used for collaborative coding efforts.
  • Rstudio is very customizable. You can easily change font colors, sizes, and screen layout. I am particular about how I like my IDE setup, so this is a big plus for me.
  • Rstudio allows you to look at datasets in your workspace with the click of a button. I do a lot of data manipulation, so I am constantly having to look at datasets after operations to make sure they look correct. The view option in Rstudio makes checking datasets very fast.
  • Finally, I love the way Rstudio manages plotting. Your plots can be viewed in one of the panels. Those plots can easily be copy/pasted or exported into a variety of file types. You can also magnify the plots and scroll between plots to look at previous plots.
  • Sometimes Rstudio crashes when you work with big datasets.
  • I've had some issues installing packages, which is very annoying. Sometimes I can install packages on my PC but not on my Mac, and vice versa.
  • Rstudio is not exactly a lightweight IDE, so it is not ideal for computationally intensive tasks.
Well suited for spatial data analysis, statistical analyses, plotting and working with collaborators through GitHub. It can also compile Latex files and supports Rmarkdown, a markup language similar to Latex. Packages are constantly being added, so it's great for using novel analytical techniques that may not be available elsewhere.

Not as well suited for any big data tasks or deep learning or image processing.
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Jennifer Lamas | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 04, 2018

RStudio the best for statistical data

Score 10 out of 10
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Basically, I can simplify the steps when updating a database, and reduce working time. Once it is scheduled as a statistical platform, it offers me all the techniques of data analysis. In addition to programming new methods and routines in an easy and robust way, I can do any database immediately. I can perform all the data analysis and even read files of different formats.

  • In the first place, because it is a language with a complex learning curve, but very robust and effective for the handling of statistical data, for developers, specialized in these languages, it can be simple.
  • R is a programming language in constant evolution and has extensive documentation, ease in data preparation, with this technique is very simple, largely because it automates many processes by programming sequences.
  • R works with any type of file, R is a language that allows the implementation of additional packages that provide a great capacity of data management, it is open source and free.
  • RStudio facilitates the work when entering RStudio, we see the screen divided into four windows, that multiplatform R, works on Mac, Windows and UNIX Numbers.
  • This means that you can work with your data, figures, analysis and, most importantly, with your instructions. It is free software, there is a large community of volunteers working to update it.
  • Allowing you to face specific problems. Programs like R-studio, Java GUI for R, R-commander, RKWard, among others, and with more than 6000 packages indexed in CRAN, Biocoductor, GitHub and R-Forge.
With RStudio you can review statistical databases in a quick way to help simplify work. If working with certain numbers is cumbersome, RStudio helps to improve the process.
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About RStudio

The primary mission of RStudio is to build a sustainable open-source business that creates software for data science and statistical computing, including such as the RStudio IDE, R Markdown, shiny, and many packages in the tidyverse.

RStudio open source projects are supported by their commercial products that help teams of R users work together effectively, share computing resources, and publish their results to decision makers within the organization. The vendor also builds hosted products to take away the pain of managing R and RStudio oneself, and allow anyone to use R and RStudio even without serious computing resources.

RStudio Features

Platform Connectivity Features
Has featureConnect to Multiple Data Sources
Has featureExtend Existing Data Sources
Does not have featureAutomatic Data Format Detection
Does not have featureMDM Integration
Data Exploration Features
Has featureVisualization
Has featureInteractive Data Analysis
Data Preparation Features
Has featureInteractive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Has featureData Transformations
Does not have featureData Encryption
Does not have featureBuilt-in Processors
Platform Data Modeling Features
Has featureMultiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Does not have featureAutomated Machine Learning
Has featureSingle platform for multiple model development
Has featureSelf-Service Model Delivery
Model Deployment Features
Has featureFlexible Model Publishing Options
Has featureSecurity, Governance, and Cost Controls

RStudio Competitors

Anaconda, Domino Data Labs, SAS


  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

RStudio Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No