About RStudio

RStudio is an integrated development environment for R and Python. This software is ideal for data scientists, DevOps engineers, and IT admins. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, debugging, and workspace management.


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72 Reviews of RStudio

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.63 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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May 2021

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Prince from Stoller USA

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Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Farming

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Great tool for coding in R

I've used RStudio to build out code that can help run simple systems that help save a lot of time. Our most important need is that we had to do calculations using data from different sources that can manually take hours but RStudio allows us to get it done within minutes! And the best thing is that you can customize the output better than some other software out there. So overall, I like it a lot but I can understand why some may need something even more powerful.

Pros

This is the best way to code in R and run code that could be helpful for all tasks from the mundane (like renaming or moving files) to the more advanced (like calculations across multiple excel sheets and creating a new master excel sheet with all of the data). Variables are clearly defined in the workspace at the top right, console at the bottom left - your typical work layout which helps with consistency. Overall, I love how powerful it is and like how many different packages are available.

Cons

It's not as fast as some other software, but even for being free, this is more than enough. There isn't a lot of help for using this program either and I feel like I only knew about it because we've used it in school. Overall, the UI could get an update in looks to be more updated with the current times.

Reasons for Choosing RStudio

Easiest coding system to use at the time and had an easier interface for other users.

Reasons for Switching to RStudio

Cost - SAS is extremely expensive compared to the free version of RStudio

March 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Exceptional IDE for Working with Data

I have found using RStudio intuitive, easy, and fun to use. I continue to marvel at the big and little things the developers have implemented that makes this a world class IDE and an indispensable tool for data analysis, data visualization, and general purpose coding.

Pros

RStudio is a delightful IDE for working with Rlang and data. The ability to view tables instantly as you write each line of code allows for deeper insights and better coding. The table viewer even has sort and filtering functions to assist with the coding. The IDE functions make finding the right code commands and their arguments as simple as can be hoped. The layout of the screen and the ability to break out separate windows is really great and makes using the software on a single screen or multiple screens very friendly.

Cons

Missing since of the third party add-ons of IDEs like PyCharm or Visual Studio that enable greater customisation.

Reasons for Choosing RStudio

RStudio is superior in all respects for Rlang and data science. It is far more developed and versatile for data analysis.

October 2021

Ugnė from Bored Panda

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Don't use R without this

Pros

I love this software, I may be biased as it was what I started with, but it has some features that I miss in other coding interfaces. To name a few: the ability to find and replace strings in your code (even with regex), the ability to comfortably view stored variables, all the neat keyboard shortcuts. You can even run Python from it!

Cons

As I said, I love it, so it is hard to find criticism for it. Perhaps it could have R Markdown integrated right away - I am fairly certain that is not the case by default.

May 2020

Rachel from Temple University

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Many functionalities but large learning curve

Overall it seems like a very worthwhile platform, but extremely time consuming learn the basics. This can be frustrating and discouraging.

Pros

There are a ton of packages that can be loaded into R for many purposes (e.g. tables, graphs). For example, GGPlot makes very professional looking graphs that are great for publications. Once you have a basic understanding of the code processes, R can be very useful for a variety of statistics, from simple to quite complex (e.g. MLM, HLM). Also, R is free, which is so amazing considering some of its competitors cost thousands of dollars.

Cons

This is very very difficult to learn as a beginning. It takes quite some time to feel remotely comfortable with the syntax. There are free tutorials on youtube, etc, but it can still be very discouraging as a beginning with coding experience to get started on this platform.

Reasons for Switching to RStudio

For coursework assignments.

August 2021

Marianela from UNMdP

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Environmental Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

RStudio: from scary to lifesaver

It helps me to analized, organized and get explanatory and understandable graphics of my time serie data. I work with a great amount of numeral data that could make me go mad but RStudio helps a lot. It is not that scary once you understand how to use the program, in fact it has become one of the most important tools in my research.

Pros

RStudio becomes my best friend. It is so practical to use when you get used to. I work with great amounts of data, time series data of phytoplankton, and having the right packages and codes make my work so simpler. I can analyze and get beautiful and explanatory graphics in a few minutes. The coding part is very handy and it can be editing and saved so you do not lose any code or project for the future. Last but not least, it has an universe of graphic design (colours, shapes,...) that adapts to whatever you need.

Cons

I have been using the 1.4.1106 version of RStudio and I have a big problem, every once in a while the program crashed and get closed. I could not find any solution to that problem and it keeps happening. Apart from that, it is a very handy program but you need to learn how to use it and, at first, it is not easy at all. So many steps and packages that you have to be very careful or you are gonna end up very frustrating and angry. It could help a lot to bundle functions from different packages (that are statistically related) into one and the program could provide a "first approach" tutorial when you install it for the first time.