RStudio for R!
Updated September 11, 2021

RStudio for R!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with RStudio

RStudio is the go to tool in our team for data analytics workflow, from pulling and wrangling data, modeling and visualization.

Through the products - e.g., web app, API, reports - that were built using the publishing platform (RStudio Connect), every users in the company were able to access analytics applications designed specifically for individual use cases.
  • Integration with databases.
  • User community.
  • Integration with other software/languages.
  • Lacks stability.
  • Memory management.
  • Shortens our model deployment time.
  • Expedites our data exploration.
For R and Python users, it’s one of the best tool available for developing, testing and deploying products.

Cost-wise, it's a bigger bang for the buck than other platforms that were evaluated.

The support team is responsive and always willing to go beyond regular service agreements when needed.

The initial setup is straightforward with helpful documentation even for a beginner like me.

Quick to respond and usually resolves problems within a week.

At times, the support team is willing to go beyond regular service agreements to help customers resolve the issue - e.g., internal code bug - and this not often seen with other vendors.

RStudio team also develops may useful open-source libraries that facilitates problem solving.
It allows for grassroots movement and demonstrate the value of analytics products, built on open-source software, to management prior to investing on commercial version.

We were able to grow the community of developers and users internally and boost data and programming literacy for non-coders, which paved ways to more ideas for analytics problem/solution.
Not having to manage resources required to run apps for multi users and being able to integrate the development IDE with publication platform is a plus. To build a similar infrastructure internally would've cost more and likely not as well integrated as RStudio Teams.
RStudio generously offered RSPM (package manager), which offers binary installation for Linux-based OS, and this really helps with quicker project start-up.

Do you think RStudio delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with RStudio's feature set?

Yes

Did RStudio live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of RStudio go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy RStudio again?

Yes

RStudio is the de facto IDE for R language.

As RStudio continues to expand its adoption of other languages and IDE - e.g., Python, VS Code - and leverages its seamless develop-test-deploy workflow, the platform is suitable for analytics team who desire full control and flexibility of product development with little overhead when publishing to production.

Using RStudio

7 - Data analytics team.
3 - IT administrators with Linux background and analytics engineers with RStudio knowledge.
  • Web app development
  • API development
  • Automating custom reports
  • Replicating and going beyond what Tibco Spotfire can do
  • Automating custom reports beyond what SSRS can provide
  • Data integration between API and databases
  • Expand Python app development
  • Data streaming app
Proven, ease-of-use, and continued development of product to beyond the R language.

This opens up development possibility to users of other languages and reduce maintenance cost for managing multiple platforms.
RStudio offers integration with popular IDEs - e.g., VS Code and Jupyter - and leverages the existing publishing workflow that is user-friendly and robust.

This allows minimal friction and overhead for Python users to adopt the platform.

RStudio Support

ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No, basic support suffice as quality and response time are acceptable.
Yes - Yes.
The issue was initially thought to be caused by the IDE itself; however, upon several days of investigation, the root cause was determined to be from internal code. Although it's outside the scope of the support team to troubleshoot code, they were always willing to offer goodwill in resolving customers' problems to their best ability!