Using RStudio to solve the pandemic
March 16, 2021

Using RStudio to solve the pandemic

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with RStudio

I have been using RStudio for almost a decade now for the analytic use of systems biology datasets. As a team leader, I made RStudio professional available for multiple data analysts and also used multiple programs offered by RStudio such as package manager and Shiny app. It has definitely improved over the years with use cases and has been widely used by scientists for top-notch research. We now have been using Rstudio for a COVID project and it has been a great experience especially with the functionality of python and other programming languages built into reticulate system. So far so good and I am very satisfied.
  • Ease of use for Python users to be all in one platform
  • Package manager for version control
  • Shiny app functionality
  • Interaction with AWS system
  • Easier access login for multiple institution users
  • Secure cognito access for users
  • Overall, it has been positively appreciated by multiple scientists in our project.
  • Academic pricing is also highly esteemed and helpful.
  • I think there is still room for improvement on package manager.
Most bioinformaticians and scientists prefer coding in R, however python is the widely used language also. I have seen that Rstudio has definitely improved and the addition of python capability has made it easier for both python and R programmers. The built in terminal has also been very helpful and easier to manage.
RStudio is well suited for multiple bioinformatic projects with multiple collaborators outside your institution such as the one we are having now. It might be less appropriate if you have fewer users.