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Discover and install useful RStudio addins

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Copyright 2016 Dean Attali. Licensed under the MIT license.

RStudio addins were released in early 2016 to provide anyone with the ability to add "extensions" to RStudio. This feature has quickly become popular, but discoverability was a problem: there's just no easy way to know what addins exist.

The addinslist package solves that problem in two ways:

  • This package provides a continuously updated list of RStudio addins that you can browse through (below).

  • After installing this package (install.packages('addinslist')), your RStudio will get populated with a new addin called "Browse RStudio addins". This addin allows you to interactively browse through the list of addins, see which ones you already have installed, and let you install/uninstall the corresponding package of each addin. The following image shows how to access this "addin of addins" in RStudio.

Addins menu

List of addins

If you made a useful RStudio addin, feel free to make a pull request on GitHub to add it to the list.

Name Date Added Description Package On CRAN? Author More links Notes
Add Crossref Citations 2016-07-25 Add a new bibliography entry through Crossref DOI rcrossref Hao Zhu Screenshoot
Add GIFs 2016-08-10 Search GIFs through Giphy API and use them in Rmarkdown documents giphyr Hao Zhu Screenshot
Addin Manager 2016-04-01 Install and remove addins addinmanager Colin Gillespie Blog post
addinit 2018-06-06 Initialize an 'RStudio' Project addinit dreamRs
Align Assign 2016-10-03 Align the assignment operators within a highlighted area AlignAssign Luke Smith Demo gif
ARIMA Picker 2016-04-25 Interactively pick ARIMA parameters arimaUI Yves crutain Blog post
Assign default values 2016-03-30 Set function arguments in selection to their default values jadd Jenny Bryan Demo GIF
assignparams 2016-06-29 Evaluate function parameter in global environment assignparams Peter Meissner DemoVideo
beautifyR 2018-04-21 Format RMarkdown tables beautifully beautifyR Matthias Weigand Demo GIF
Browse RStudio addins 2016-03-30 Browse and install RStudio addins addinslist Dean Attali Screenshot
Case converter 2018-09-20 Convert text cases to lower, upper, snake, camel cases caseconverter strboul Demo GIF
Colour picker 2016-03-30 Lets you easily select colours colourpicker Dean Attali Screenshot, Demo video
compareAreas 2018-11-26 Compare areas across square meters, kilometers, feet, miles, and acres compareAreas David Ranzolin
compareWith 2019-08-28 Enhanced diff and merge tools for RStudio compareWith Mirai Solutions Blog post
Convert slash 2016-05-10 Reverse slashes (eg in file paths) snippetsaddin Juraj Sofranko Clipboard is Windows only
Convert Variable type 2016-08-05 Convert variables' type into either factor, character or numeric in a data frame commonUtilAddins sarupurisailalith
Copy Frame to Clipboard 2016-03-30 Copy a data.frame to the clipboard copydat Bay Area Air Quality Management District Doesn't work on Windows
Copy value 2016-05-10 Copy data to clipboard (arrays, data frames, matrices, tables, vectors) snippetsaddin Juraj Sofranko Windows only
CRANsearcher 2017-09-17 RStudio addin to search CRAN packages titles and descriptions CRANsearcher Rho Inc
datapasta 2016-09-28 Keyboard shortcuts for pasting clipboard data as nicely formatted R vectors/tibbles. datapasta Miles McBain Demo Gif
datasets.load 2016-12-15 Loading datasets from all installed packages datasets.load Bastiaan Quast Demo Gif
Document This 2016-03-30 Auto-generate Roxygen skeletons for functions and data docthis Matthew Lincoln
Enhanced View 2018-07-12 Enhanced data viewer, allows column selection and filtering viewenhance Kieran Martin
ermoji 2018-04-24 Search and Copy Emoji ermoji Garrick Aden-Buie Screenshots
Escape strings 2018-09-17 Convert non-ASCII strings to a portable format uniscape Mikko Korpela Screenshot
esquisse 2018-06-06 Make plots with ggplot2 esquisse dreamRs
extraInserts 2017-12-26 Insert various (pipe) operators extraInserts Konrad Zdeb
get_fn_args 2018-07-12 Reads highlighted default values into console, translating commas to semi colons getfunctionargs Kieran Martin
ggedit 2017-05-04 Reproducible layer, scale and theme editing for ggplot2 ggedit Jonathan Sidi Youtube Clip
ggplot Theme Assist 2016-03-30 Customize your ggplot theme ggThemeAssist Calli Gross Demo GIF
ggplot2 Marginal Plots 2016-03-30 Add marginal plots to ggplot2 ggExtra Dean Attali Screenshot
gitgadget 2016-09-16 Version Control and Assignment Management using Git gitgadget Vincent Nijs
Google API Auth 2016-05-03 Authenticate with Google APIs googleAuthR Mark Edmondson
Gotta Read 'Em All 2016-05-10 RStudio Add-In to interactively read ALL the data into R GREA Stanislaus Stadlmann
Hist Add-In 2016-03-31 Interactively create histograms with ggplot2 and obtain the R Code limoaddin Stanislaus Stadlmann
imageclipr 2016-04-06 Copy and paste images from clipboard to Rmarkdown .Rmd files imageclipr Tonio Liebrand
Input LaTeX Math 2016-04-25 Input math expressions via the MathQuill library bookdown RStudio
Insert %>% 2016-05-10 Insert pipe + reformat surrounding snippetsaddin Juraj Sofranko
Insert citations 2016-06-28 Search a BibTeX-file and insert formatted Markdown citations citr Frederik Aust Demo gif
Insert IPA symbols 2018-10-17 Insert IPA phonetic symbols in R Markdown by searching their phonetic features in a shiny gadget linguisticsdown Yongfu Liao Pkg Website
insertImage 2017-03-02 Insert image into R Markdown with file chooser. Copy image file to project. insertImage Ludvig R Olsen
inserttable 2018-04-07 RStudio add-in facilitating insertion of nicely formatted tables in R markdown documents or plain R scripts. inserttable Lorenzo Busetto Blog Post
jagsAddIn 2020-02-11 RStudio add-in to create template code for running jags from R. jagsAddIn Nathan Green Demo gif
Keyboard shortcuts for str,plot etc 2019-06-18 Examine selected objects; open function source code on github rskey Berry Boessenkool Can set keyboard shortcuts on disc with rskey::setKeyboardBindings()
Lattice Plotting 2016-03-30 Interactively build plots using the lattice system addinplots
Levels ordering 2016-04-06 Interactively generate code to reorder factor levels questionr Julien Barnier Demo video
Levels recoding 2016-04-06 Interactively generate code to edit factor levels questionr Julien Barnier Demo video
littleboxes 2016-06-09 Easily add a boxed title in R scripts littleboxes thinkr
makeOxygen 2017-04-12 Self-populating roxygen2 skeletons sinew Jonathan Sidi
mapedit.addin 2018-12-15 Create and save spatial data in GUI mapedit.addin Matt Johnson saves to .GlobalEnv and/or disk
Merge data frames 2016-08-05 Perform Inner, left, Right and Full Joins and create a new data frame commonUtilAddins sarupurisailalith
mischelper 2016-07-30 microbenchmark, profvis selected code, remove unneeded hard line breaks, flip windows path separator mischelper dracodoc
mufflr 2016-08-30 Keyboard shortcuts for quieter and speedier pipelines mufflr Miles McBain Demo Gif
namebrowser 2016-08-18 Browse or search all installed packages for function names, insert library(pkg) or pkg:: prefix namebrowser dracodoc
objectremover 2019-08-04 Remove objects from the Global environment based on text patterns and object type objectremover Alan Yeung Demo gif
Path To Clipboard 2020-01-02 Copy the active document's absolute path to clipboard. pathToClip Dominic Comtois Demo Gif
Plot Colour Helper 2016-03-30 Interactively pick colours to use in your plot colourpicker Dean Attali Screenshot, Demo video
prefixer 2018-06-06 Prefix function with their namespace prefixer dreamRs
Preview R-markdown Book 2016-04-25 Run bookdown's serve_book() to live preview a book bookdown RStudio
QRAGadget 2016-06-28 A Shiny Gadget for Interactive QRA Visualizations QRAGadget Paul Govan Screenshot
quickview 2019-04-12 Quickly inspect your data in a View tab of RStudio quickview Francois Keck Demo gif
radiant 2016-06-30 A Shiny interface for business analytics in R radiant Vincent Nijs Documentation 2016-06-30 A Shiny interface to visualize, summarize, transform, and combine data Vincent Nijs Documentation
rdoxygen 2017-08-14 Create doxygen documentation for source code rdoxygen Clemens Schmid
RegExplain 2018-04-04 Interactive regular expression utility belt regexplain Garrick Aden-Buie Demo gifs
remedy 2017-09-08 RStudio Addins to Simplify Markdown Writing remedy ThinkR How it works
Render Rmd in Console 2016-03-30 Render an R Markdown document in the global environment RStudioConsoleRender Jeff Johnston Blog post
Rmd or Blogdown post Image Paste 2020-05-11 Use 'ctrl+v' to paste images into a blogdown post or Rmd files RmdImgPaste zhangzhenhao
rpivotGadget 2016-04-04 Add-in wrapper around the rpivotTable HTML widget rpivotGadget Dean Kilfoyle
rsam 2018-01-14 Manage installed RStudio addins keyboard shortcuts and IDE dropdown list rsam Jonathan Sidi YouTube Writes to Disk
Schedule R scripts on Linux/Unix 2016-03-30 Use cron to schedule your R scripts (Linux/Unix) cronR jwijffels Screenshot
Schedule R scripts on Windows 2016-03-30 Use Windows task scheduler to schedule your R scripts (Windows) taskscheduleR jwijffels Screenshot
SeaClass 2017-08-08 An interactive R GUI for classification problems SeaClass Chris Dienes Screenshots
Search CRAN packages 2019-11-26 Search and explore CRAN packages pkgsearch R-hub Pkg Website
shinyExams 2018-06-27 RStudio addin to create exercises shinyExams Demo GIF
Snake caser 2016-05-06 Convert a character string to snake_case snakecaser Ben Marwick
sortLines 2017-03-11 Sort selected lines in the editor with a number-smart algorithm. sortLines Dominic Comtois Demo Gif
splitChunk 2017-02-22 Split code chunk in R Markdown splitChunk Ludvig R Olsen
straddin 2017-12-17 Peek at objects with a keystroke. straddin Facundo Munoz
strcode 2016-12-02 Insert code block separators and section titles strcode Lorenz Walthert Demo GIF
styler 2017-11-28 RStudio Addin to provide non-invasive pretty-printing of R source code while adhering to the tidyverse formatting rules. styler R infrastructure Demo gif
testthis 2017-01-28 Utility functions and Rstudio addins to make using the testthat package even more fun testthis
Tidy Data 2016-03-30 Interactively build tidyr function call (gather) tidyshiny Mango Solutions
TODOr 2017-11-13 Finds all TODO, FIXME, CHANGED etc. comments in your project and shows them as markers. TODOr Dominik Krzeminski
tsviz 2019-07-28 Easy and interactive time series visualization tsviz xtream Blog post
typeStringsGadget 2017-02-18 Type strings unencumbered typeStringsGadget David Ranzolin
upnews GitHub pkgs 2018-11-15 Display news and update outdated github R packages upnews Aurelien Ginolhac Demo gif
Variable cutting 2016-04-06 Interactively generate cut() code questionr Julien Barnier Demo video
ViewPipeSteps 2018-02-23 Create View Tabs of Each Piped Step ViewPipeSteps David Ranzolin Demo gif
viewxl 2018-06-06 Open data.frame(s) in Excel viewxl dreamRs
wellspell.addin 2018-12-15 Quick spellcheck with hunspell wellspell.addin Clemens Schmid
Word count add-in 2016-05-06 Count non-code words in Rmd documents wordcountaddin Ben Marwick
Wrap Rmd 2016-03-30 Wrap selected R Markdown text but don't insert lines breaks into inline R code WrapRmd TJ Mahr


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