Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: Java
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Software Development     IDE/Tools    
Latest version: v1.3.959

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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 Windows, Mac, and Linux, and has a community-maintained FreeBSD port.
  • 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. You can find our source code repository on GitHub at https://github.com/rstudio/rstudio.


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
  • VSCODE.md - How to get started with development using Visual Studio Code

If you have problems or want to share feedback with us please visit our community forum. For other inquiries you can also email us at [email protected].

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the RStudio Server README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.