Microsoft releases R Tools 0.5 for Visual Studio

R Tools Visual Studio

Earlier this year, Microsoft released R Tools for Visual Studio, bringing the powerful statistical capabilities of R to Visual Studio. Just like R, R Tools is an open source project. Today, the company released a fairly major update, bringing SQL integration, and more. Using the SQL integration, developers can access their SQL databases right on R Tools and be able to analyze the data within R Tools on Visual Studio which is very neat. Here’s a video which shows off the feature in action:

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The update brings a number of other new features which are listed below:

  • Integrated support for SQL and SQL Stored Procedures.
  • Multiple plot windows, plot history with plot thumbnails for navigation.
  • General improvements and bug fixes.

If you are an R Tools user, you can get version 0.5 of R Tools for Visual Studio from GitHub here.

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