Discover and Install Useful RStudio Addins

Browse through a continuously updated list of existing RStudio addins and install/uninstall their corresponding packages.

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.

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

NameDescriptionPackageOn CRAN?AuthorMore linksNotes
Browse RStudio addinsBrowse and install RStudio addinsaddinslist:white_check_mark:Dean AttaliScreenshot
Colour pickerLets you easily select colourscolourpicker:white_check_mark:Dean AttaliScreenshot, Demo video
ggplot2 Marginal PlotsAdd marginal plots to ggplot2ggExtra:white_check_mark:Dean AttaliScreenshot
ggplot Theme AssistCustomize your ggplot themeggThemeAssist :white_check_mark:Calli GrossDemo GIF
Schedule R scripts on WindowsUse Windows task scheduler to schedule your R scripts (Windows)taskscheduleR:x:jwijffelsScreenshot
Schedule R scripts on Linux/UnixUse cron to schedule your R scripts (Linux/Unix)cronR:x:jwijffelsScreenshot
Assign default valuesSet function arguments in selection to their default valuesjadd:x:Jenny BryanDemo GIF
Wrap RmdWrap selected R Markdown text but don't insert lines breaks into inline R codeWrapRmd:x:TJ Mahr
Tidy DataInteractively build tidyr function call (gather)tidyshiny:x:Mango Solutions
Lattice PlottingInteractively build plots using the lattice systemaddinplots:x:Homer White
Copy Frame to ClipboardCopy a data.frame to the clipboardcopydat:x:Bay Area Air Quality Management DistrictDoesn't work on Windows
Render Rmd in ConsoleRender an R Markdown document in the global environmentRStudioConsoleRender:x:Jeff JohnstonBlog post
Document ThisAuto-generate Roxygen skeletons for functions and datadocthis:x:Matthew Lincoln
Hist Add-InInteractively create histograms with ggplot2 and obtain the R Codelimoaddin:x:Stanislaus Stadlmann
rpivotGadgetAdd-in wrapper around the rpivotTable HTML widgetrpivotGadget:x:Dean Kilfoyle
Addin ManagerInstall and remove addinsaddinmanager:x:Colin GillespieBlog post
Levels recodingInteractively generate code to edit factor levelsquestionr:white_check_mark:Julien BarnierDemo video
Levels orderingInteractively generate code to reorder factor levelsquestionr:white_check_mark:Julien BarnierDemo video
Variable cuttingInteractively generate cut() codequestionr:white_check_mark:Julien BarnierDemo video
ARIMA PickerInteractively pick ARIMA parametersarimaUI:x:Yves crutainBlog post
Input LaTeX MathInput math expressions via the MathQuill librarybookdown:x:RStudio
Preview R-markdown BookRun bookdown's serve_book() to live preview a bookbookdown:x:RStudio
Google API AuthAuthenticate with Google APIsgoogleAuthR:white_check_mark:Mark Edmondson
Word count add-inCount non-code words in Rmd documentswordcountaddin:x:Ben MarwickScreenshot
Copy valueCopy data to clipboard (arrays, data frames, matrices, tables, vectors)snippetsaddin:x:Juraj SofrankoWindows only
Convert slashReverse slashes (eg in file paths)snippetsaddin:x:Juraj SofrankoClipboard is Windows only
Insert %>%Insert pipe + reformat surroundingsnippetsaddin:x:Juraj Sofranko
Gotta Read 'Em AllRStudio Add-In to interactively read ALL the data into RGREA:x:Stanislaus Stadlmann
Quick View Data FrameQuickly render a data frame, or the code which generates it, in the RStudio View windowRStudioAddIns:x:digital-dharma
littleboxesEasily add a boxed title in R scriptslittleboxes:x:thinkr
Insert citationsSearch a BibTeX-file and insert formatted Markdown citationscitr:white_check_mark:Frederik AustDemo gif
QRAGadgetA Shiny Gadget for Interactive QRA VisualizationsQRAGadget:white_check_mark:Paul GovanScreenshot
assignparamsEvaluate function parameter in global environmentassignparams:x:Peter MeissnerDemoVideo
radiant.dataA Shiny interface to visualize, summarize, transform, and combine NijsDocumentation
radiantA Shiny interface for business analytics in Rradiant:x:Vincent NijsDocumentation
Add Crossref CitationsAdd a new bibliography entry through Crossref DOIrcrossref:x:Hao ZhuScreenshoot
mischelpermicrobenchmark, profvis selected code, remove unneeded hard line breaks, flip windows path separatormischelper:x:dracodoc
Merge data framesPerform Inner, left, Right and Full Joins and create a new data framecommonUtilAddins:x:sarupurisailalith
Convert Variable typeConvert variables' type into either factor, character or numeric in a data framecommonUtilAddins:x:sarupurisailalith
Add GIFsSearch GIFs through Giphy API and use them in Rmarkdown documentsgiphyr:x:Hao ZhuScreenshot
namebrowserBrowse or search all installed packages for function names, insert library(pkg) or pkg:: prefixnamebrowser:x:dracodoc
mufflrKeyboard shortcuts for quieter and speedier pipelinesmufflr:x:Miles McBainDemo Gif
gitgadgetVersion Control and Assignment Management using Gitgitgadget:white_check_mark:Vincent Nijs
datapastaKeyboard shortcuts for pasting clipboard data as nicely formatted R vectors/tibbles.datapasta:x:Miles McBainDemo Gif


addinslist 0.2 2016-09-28

  • remove deprecated xml2 function

Reference manual

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0.2 by Dean Attali, a year ago

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Authors: Dean Attali [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports curl, devtools, DT, miniUI, shiny, shinyjs, rappdirs, rmarkdown, rvest, utils, xml2

See at CRAN