What's New in RStudio 1.2? - Local and External Jobs Launcher

RStudio 1.2 Preview: Jobs

by Jonathan McPherson on 2019-03-14

When you run an R script in RStudio today, the R console waits for it to complete, and you can’t do much with RStudio until the script is finished running. When your R scripts take a long time to run, it can be difficult to get much done in RStudio while they do, unless you’re willing to juggle multiple instances of RStudio.

In RStudio 1.2, we’re introducing two new features to keep you productive while your code’s working: local jobs and remote jobs . You can use these to run your scripts in the background while you continue to use the IDE.....

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