Announcing RStudio Package Manager Beta

Today we’re proud to announce RStudio Package Manager, a brand new product from RStudio to organize and centralize R packages across your team, department, or entire organization. RStudio Package Manager is available as a “beta” immediately, to anyone interested.

RStudio Package Manager beta is available at no charge. It is meant for evaluation and is not intended to be used in production. We hope that everyone who tries RStudio Package Manager will help us improve it with their feedback. We anticipate that RStudio Package Manager will be generally available in Q4 2018. For questions on availability, including pricing, please contact

With more than 13,000 packages in the R ecosystem, managing the packages you and your teams need can be challenging. R users naturally want the latest but everyone benefits from reproducibility, stability, and security for production code.

RStudio Package Manager allows R users and IT to work together to create a central repository for R packages. Get offline access to all or parts of CRAN, automate updates, share local packages, preview changes, audit package use, and more.

To experience RStudio Package Manager right now visit our demo server or get started with an on-premise evaluation. Our “Getting Started with Installation” and “Quick Start Configuration” guides will answer most of your questions. If you have any questions that you don't find answered there, or if you have feedback, please contact

We hope you'll try RStudio Package Manager beta soon, to discover how reliable and consistent package management, optimized for teams who use R, can benefit you and your team.


Hey R Admins!

It has been awesome watching the threads in this channel about package management in R (take a look back at some of the best and some of the most gruelling). I’m optimistic that RStudio Package Manager will solve many of these challenges and help free up your time to focus on more exciting work, like creating awesome shiny apps or learning more about Ansible or Chef. (At least that is what I’m hoping to dive into!).

We could use your help testing out the product and we’re really eager for your feedback. Don’t hold back; let us know if documentation doesn’t make sense or if we’re missing critical features. (Our engineering team always appreciates some hard earned kudos as well).

Looking forward to hearing from you!



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We're excited to announce a new version, 0.7.0, of RStudio Package Manager. This release continues the beta period of the product.

New features:

  • Repository Versioning: Users can now elect to install packages from a specific version of a repository. These versioned URLs will always return the same packages and package versions, providing an easy option for ensuring reproducibility in a range of environments including Docker containers.

  • Bugfixes in the CLI, including proper exit codes and better help messages.

  • We fixed a bug where CPU usage could gradually grow over time.

We're getting ready for the general release this fall, including exciting work on Git and GitHub packages. Automatically deploying new versions of packages, based on commits or Git tags, is right around the corner.

Let us know if you have any feedback or if you're interested in evaluating the product!