📣 Announcing Dash for R

:sparkles: :mega: Introducing Dash for R

Hello Dash Community! I’m excited to announce the arrival of Dash … for R users! We’re bringing the power, productivity and features of this highly extensible, developer-friendly framework to the R community. You can find our Medium post here: https://medium.com/@plotlygraphs/announcing-dash-for-r-82dce99bae13

The API and syntax are extremely similar to Dash for Python, so it’s exceptionally easy to get started writing R apps or porting your existing projects if you’re already familiar with Dash.

We’ve been hard at work on this project for several months; all the component libraries you know and love from Dash for Python are now available for R as well:

  • Dash Core Components
  • Dash HTML Components
  • Dash Table
  • Dash Design Kit
  • Dash Bio
  • Dash Canvas
  • Dash Cytoscape
  • Dash DAQ

In addition, R developers will enjoy the same in-browser debugging and callback graphing experience as Dash for Python users with support for Dash Dev Tools:

For Dash Enterprise customers, app developers will especially appreciate support for Dash Design Kit in R, which makes styling and theming your apps a breeze :sailboat: :relieved:

To see Dash for R in action, please visit our recently updated Dash gallery, which now includes over 25 of our sample apps rewritten in R!


And don’t forget to check out our extensive, interactive online R documentation, with plenty of helpful examples to get you started quickly making sophisticated, stylish apps with Dash:


We’re in the process of publishing the package on CRAN, but for now you can install using the install_github function which is available after loading the devtools package:

install_github('plotly/dash-html-components') # HTML components
install_github('plotly/dash-core-components') # Supercharged core UI components
install_github('plotly/dashR') # The core dash backend

Please check out Dash for R and tell us what you think! We can’t wait to see your apps in our Dash Show and Tell forum: Show and Tell - Community Thread 🎉

…and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or suggestions! :slight_smile:

– Ryan (Dash for R lead developer)