Discover and install useful RStudio addins

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Created by Dean Attali

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:

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List of addins

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

Name Description Package On CRAN? Author More links Notes
Add Crossref Citations Add a new bibliography entry through Crossref DOI rcrossref :white_check_mark: Hao Zhu Screenshoot
Add GIFs Search GIFs through Giphy API and use them in Rmarkdown documents giphyr :white_check_mark: Hao Zhu Screenshot
Addin Manager Install and remove addins addinmanager :x: Colin Gillespie Blog post
addinit Initialize an ‘RStudio’ Project addinit :x: dreamRs
Align Assign Align the assignment operators within a highlighted area AlignAssign :x: Luke Smith Demo gif
ARIMA Picker Interactively pick ARIMA parameters arimaUI :x: Yves crutain Blog post
asis chunk Insert code chunk calling asis engine asischunk :x: Enrico Manlapig
Assign default values Set function arguments in selection to their default values jadd :x: Jenny Bryan Demo GIF
assignparams Evaluate function parameter in global environment assignparams :x: Peter Meissner DemoVideo
beautifyR Format RMarkdown tables beautifully beautifyR :x: Matthias Weigand Demo GIF
blogsnip Insert Rmd code snippets, especially for {blogdown} blogsnip :x: Matt Dray Demo GIF
Browse RStudio addins Browse and install RStudio addins addinslist :white_check_mark: Dean Attali Screenshot
Build bounding boxes Draw spatial bounding boxes in a leaflet interface bbb :x: Abasi Latcham
Case converter Convert text cases to lower, upper, snake, camel cases caseconverter :x: strboul Demo GIF
Colour picker Lets you easily select colours colourpicker :white_check_mark: Dean Attali Screenshot, Demo video
compareAreas Compare areas across square meters, kilometers, feet, miles, and acres compareAreas :x: David Ranzolin
compareWith Enhanced diff and merge tools for RStudio compareWith :x: Mirai Solutions Blog post
Convert slash Reverse slashes (eg in file paths) snippetsaddin :x: Juraj Sofranko Clipboard is Windows only
Convert Variable type Convert variables’ type into either factor, character or numeric in a data frame commonUtilAddins :x: sarupurisailalith
Copy Frame to Clipboard Copy a data.frame to the clipboard copydat :x: Bay Area Air Quality Management District Doesn’t work on Windows
Copy value Copy data to clipboard (arrays, data frames, matrices, tables, vectors) snippetsaddin :x: Juraj Sofranko Windows only
CRANsearcher RStudio addin to search CRAN packages titles and descriptions CRANsearcher :white_check_mark: Rho Inc
datapasta Keyboard shortcuts for pasting clipboard data as nicely formatted R vectors/tibbles. datapasta :white_check_mark: Miles McBain Demo Gif
datasets.load Loading datasets from all installed packages datasets.load :white_check_mark: Bastiaan Quast Demo Gif
Document This Auto-generate Roxygen skeletons for functions and data docthis :x: Matthew Lincoln
Enhanced View Enhanced data viewer, allows column selection and filtering viewenhance :x: Kieran Martin
ermoji Search and Copy Emoji ermoji :x: Garrick Aden-Buie Screenshots
Escape strings Convert non-ASCII strings to a portable format uniscape :x: Mikko Korpela Screenshot
esquisse Make plots with ggplot2 esquisse :white_check_mark: dreamRs
Explode a call with boom() Print the Output of Intermediate Steps of a Call boomer :x: Antoine Fabri
extraInserts Insert various (pipe) operators extraInserts :x: Konrad Zdeb
get_fn_args Reads highlighted default values into console, translating commas to semi colons getfunctionargs :x: Kieran Martin
ggedit Reproducible layer, scale and theme editing for ggplot2 ggedit :white_check_mark: Jonathan Sidi Youtube Clip
ggplot Theme Assist Customize your ggplot theme ggThemeAssist :white_check_mark: Calli Gross Demo GIF
ggplot2 Marginal Plots Add marginal plots to ggplot2 ggExtra :white_check_mark: Dean Attali Screenshot
gitgadget Version Control and Assignment Management using Git gitgadget :white_check_mark: Vincent Nijs
Google API Auth Authenticate with Google APIs googleAuthR :white_check_mark: Mark Edmondson
Gotta Read ’Em All RStudio Add-In to interactively read ALL the data into R GREA :x: Stanislaus Stadlmann
Hist Add-In Interactively create histograms with ggplot2 and obtain the R Code limoaddin :x: Stanislaus Stadlmann
imageclipr Copy and paste images from clipboard to Rmarkdown .Rmd files imageclipr :x: Tonio Liebrand
Input LaTeX Math Input math expressions via the MathQuill library bookdown :white_check_mark: RStudio
Insert %>% Insert pipe + reformat surrounding snippetsaddin :x: Juraj Sofranko
Insert citations Search a BibTeX-file and insert formatted Markdown citations citr :white_check_mark: Frederik Aust Demo gif
Insert IPA symbols Insert IPA phonetic symbols in R Markdown by searching their phonetic features in a shiny gadget linguisticsdown :white_check_mark: Yongfu Liao Pkg Website
insertImage Insert image into R Markdown with file chooser. Copy image file to project. insertImage :x: Ludvig R Olsen
inserttable RStudio add-in facilitating insertion of nicely formatted tables in R markdown documents or plain R scripts. inserttable :x: Lorenzo Busetto Blog Post
jagsAddIn RStudio add-in to create template code for running jags from R. jagsAddIn :x: Nathan Green Demo gif
Keyboard shortcuts for str,plot etc Examine selected objects; open function source code on github rskey :white_check_mark: Berry Boessenkool Can set keyboard shortcuts on disc with rskey::setKeyboardBindings()
Lattice Plotting Interactively build plots using the lattice system addinplots :x:
Levels ordering Interactively generate code to reorder factor levels questionr :white_check_mark: Julien Barnier Demo video
Levels recoding Interactively generate code to edit factor levels questionr :white_check_mark: Julien Barnier Demo video
littleboxes Easily add a boxed title in R scripts littleboxes :x: thinkr
makeOxygen Self-populating roxygen2 skeletons sinew :white_check_mark: Jonathan Sidi
mapedit.addin Create and save spatial data in GUI mapedit.addin :x: Matt Johnson saves to .GlobalEnv and/or disk
Merge data frames Perform Inner, left, Right and Full Joins and create a new data frame commonUtilAddins :x: sarupurisailalith
mischelper microbenchmark, profvis selected code, remove unneeded hard line breaks, flip windows path separator mischelper :x: dracodoc
mufflr Keyboard shortcuts for quieter and speedier pipelines mufflr :x: Miles McBain Demo Gif
namebrowser Browse or search all installed packages for function names, insert library(pkg) or pkg:: prefix namebrowser :x: dracodoc
objectremover Remove objects from the Global environment based on text patterns and object type objectremover :white_check_mark: Alan Yeung Demo gif
Path To Clipboard Copy the active document’s absolute path to clipboard. pathToClip :x: Dominic Comtois Demo Gif
Plot Colour Helper Interactively pick colours to use in your plot colourpicker :white_check_mark: Dean Attali Screenshot, Demo video
prefixer Prefix function with their namespace prefixer :x: dreamRs
Preview R-markdown Book Run bookdown’s serve_book() to live preview a book bookdown :white_check_mark: RStudio
QRAGadget A Shiny Gadget for Interactive QRA Visualizations QRAGadget :white_check_mark: Paul Govan Screenshot
quartostamp Insert pre-written divs and classes into your Quarto documents. quartostamp :x: Matt Dray Website
quickview Quickly inspect your data in a View tab of RStudio quickview :x: Francois Keck Demo gif
r6methods Generate methods for R6 classes r6methods :white_check_mark: Jakub Sobolewski
radiant A Shiny interface for business analytics in R radiant :x: Vincent Nijs Documentation A Shiny interface to visualize, summarize, transform, and combine data :x: Vincent Nijs Documentation
rdoxygen Create doxygen documentation for source code rdoxygen :white_check_mark: Clemens Schmid
RegExplain Interactive regular expression utility belt regexplain :x: Garrick Aden-Buie Demo gifs
remedy RStudio Addins to Simplify Markdown Writing remedy :white_check_mark: ThinkR How it works
Render Rmd in Console Render an R Markdown document in the global environment RStudioConsoleRender :x: Jeff Johnston Blog post
Rmd or Blogdown post Image Paste Use ‘ctrl+v’ to paste images into a blogdown post or Rmd files RmdImgPaste :x: zhangzhenhao
rpivotGadget Add-in wrapper around the rpivotTable HTML widget rpivotGadget :x: Dean Kilfoyle
rsam Manage installed RStudio addins keyboard shortcuts and IDE dropdown list rsam :x: Jonathan Sidi YouTube Writes to Disk
Schedule R scripts on Linux/Unix Use cron to schedule your R scripts (Linux/Unix) cronR :white_check_mark: jwijffels
Schedule R scripts on Windows Use Windows task scheduler to schedule your R scripts (Windows) taskscheduleR :white_check_mark: jwijffels Screenshot
scribblr Open scribblr note editor for taking project-related notes in RStudio scribblr :x: Valerio Gherardi
SeaClass An interactive R GUI for classification problems SeaClass :x: Chris Dienes Screenshots
Search CRAN packages Search and explore CRAN packages pkgsearch :white_check_mark: R-hub Pkg Website
shinyExams RStudio addin to create exercises shinyExams :x: Demo GIF
ShinyQuickStarter Build Shiny Apps per Drag & Drop ShinyQuickStarter :white_check_mark: Leon Binder
Snake caser Convert a character string to snake_case snakecaser :x: Ben Marwick
snorkel Insert {roxygen2} formatting to your function documentation. snorkel :x: Matt Dray Website
sortLines Sort selected lines in the editor with a number-smart algorithm. sortLines :x: Dominic Comtois Demo Gif
splitChunk Split code chunk in R Markdown splitChunk :x: Ludvig R Olsen
straddin Peek at objects with a keystroke. straddin :x: Facundo Munoz
strcode Insert code block separators and section titles strcode :x: Lorenz Walthert Demo GIF
styler RStudio Addin to provide non-invasive pretty-printing of R source code while adhering to the tidyverse formatting rules. styler :white_check_mark: R infrastructure Demo gif
testthis Utility functions and Rstudio addins to make using the testthat package even more fun testthis :white_check_mark:
Tidy Data Interactively build tidyr function call (gather) tidyshiny :x: Mango Solutions
TODOr Finds all TODO, FIXME, CHANGED etc. comments in your project and shows them as markers. todor :white_check_mark: Dominik Krzeminski
tsviz Easy and interactive time series visualization tsviz :white_check_mark: xtream Blog post
typeStringsGadget Type strings unencumbered typeStringsGadget :x: David Ranzolin
unnestIfElse Quickly and roughly convert nested ifelse() statements to dplyr::case_when() unnestIfElse :x: Eric Leung Demo Gif
upnews GitHub pkgs Display news and update outdated github R packages upnews :x: Aurelien Ginolhac Demo gif
Variable cutting Interactively generate cut() code questionr :white_check_mark: Julien Barnier Demo video
ViewPipeSteps Create View Tabs of Each Piped Step ViewPipeSteps :x: David Ranzolin Demo gif
viewxl Open data.frame(s) in Excel viewxl :x: dreamRs
wellspell.addin Quick spellcheck with hunspell wellspell.addin :x: Clemens Schmid
Word count add-in Count non-code words in Rmd documents wordcountaddin :x: Ben Marwick
Wrap Rmd Wrap selected R Markdown text but don’t insert lines breaks into inline R code WrapRmd :x: TJ Mahr
hippie Hippie Code Completion in RStudio hippie :white_check_mark: Chris Baker Demo gif