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R Tools for Visual Studio

THANK YOU for checking out this early version of R Tools for Visual Studio (RTVS). We've decided to make it available early, so that we'll have more time to address your feedback. As such, there are bugs and missing features, so please beware! This release is meant for evaluation purposes only, and not for production use.


Do you already have VS2015 with Update 1 and a 64-bit R interpreter installed?

If you do, then just install RTVS!

Otherwise, please see the VS, RTVS and R Installation guide.


The interim docs are available here:

Bugs and feature requests

Please file bugs and feature requests here on GitHub. Check if the same bug or feature request has already been made by using search, and if so, then upvote it by adding a "thumbs up" reaction to it. Feel free to comment on any existing issues and feature requests with any additional feedback, clarifications, or questions.

When filing a bug, you can also use the R Tools | Send Feedback | Send Frown feature to send us the product logs to help us diagnose the problem better. This command will launch your email client with a prepopulated message, and will gather the logs and highlight them in Windows Explorer, so tha they can be conveniently attached to the email. Please do not attach these logs to your GitHub issues, since attachments on issues are visible by everyone, and the logs may contain private information.

If you need to reach the team directly, email us at rtvsuserfeedback@microsoft.com.

Support and roadmap

RTVS is created and fully supported by Microsoft (and the community!). Currently, support is via GitHub and email only, but we hope to add more channels soon.

We are planning approximately monthly releases (with both bug fixes and features) as we march toward 1.0 RTM later this calendar year.

If you'd like to see what features are likely to go in each milestone, you can filter the bug/feature list by that milestone. If you have a key bug or feature that should be attended to, please thumbs up / comment on it.

Builds and pull requests

If you would like to build RTVS yourself, and maybe even make a pull request (highly appreciated!), please take a look at the contributing guidelines first.


If you use Python, also check out Python Tools for Visual Studio.

If you want to use RTVS with Azure Machine Learning (e.g. to read and write datasets), have a look at the AzureML R package.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.