Original Date: July 8, 2014
Did you know RStudio’s IDE runs on a web browser?!
I noticed if you right click when using RStudio, you are presented with the option to “inspect.” What opens up is something strikingly similar to Chrome’s web inspector,
Intrigued, I googled RStudio to learn more - and sure enough, it was running on Chrome!
We’re trying to make R a better language by giving it a better IDE … [RStudio is] a full IDE - it just happens to be in a browser.
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What you see when using RStudio is generated by HTML and CSS! And you can play around with RStudio in much the same way as a random website!
Using the inspector to change a table cell’s color,
Wondering what a “web inspector” is? Checkout this awesome tutorial from Code School →