RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R
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RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for the R programming language. Some of its features include:

  • Customizable workbench with all of the tools required to work with R in one place (console, source, plots, workspace, help, history, etc.).
  • Syntax highlighting editor with code completion.
  • Execute code directly from the source editor (line, selection, or file).
  • Full support for authoring Sweave and TeX documents.
  • Runs on all major platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and can also be run as a server, enabling multiple users to access the RStudio IDE using a web browser.

For more information on RStudio please visit the project website.

Getting the Code

RStudio is licensed under the AGPLv3, the terms of which are included in the file COPYING. To retreive the most up to date version of the RStudio source code you should clone the git repository and then update all submodules:

git clone
git submodule update --init --recursive

When you want to pull new changes into your local repository you should use the pull script which is located in the root of the distribution. This will ensure that you get changes from both the main RStudio repository as well as external submodules:



For information on how to use RStudio check out our online documentation.

For documentation on running your own RStudio Server see the server getting started guide.

See also the following files included with the distribution:

  • COPYING - RStudio license (AGPLv3)
  • NOTICE - Additional open source software included with RStudio
  • SOURCE - How to obtain the source code for RStudio
  • INSTALL - How to build and install RStudio from source

If you have problems or want to share feedback with us please visit our support website. For other inquiries you can also email us at