R Tools for Visual Studio (RTVS)
Initial releaseMarch 5, 2016; 8 years ago (2016-03-05)
Stable release
1.0 RC3 / March 10, 2017; 7 years ago (2017-03-10)[1]
Written inC#, C++, R
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Available inEnglish
TypeIntegrated development environment
LicenseApache License 2.0

R Tools for Visual Studio (RTVS) is a plug-in for the Microsoft Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE), used to provide support for programming in the language R. It supports IntelliSense, debugging, plotting, remote execution, SQL integration, and more. It is distributed as free and open-source software under the Apache License 2.0, and is developed mainly by Microsoft.[2]

The first version released was 0.3 on March 5, 2016, and the current (version 1.0) was released in 2017.[3] However, the project is described as "not actively supported" since February 2019.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "R Tools for Visual Studio documentation page". Microsoft.
  2. ^ Lam, John (22 March 2016). "Introducing R Tools for Visual Studio". Visual Studio Blog.
  3. ^ "Working With R Programming Using Microsoft R Open And R Tools For Visual Studio". www.c-sharpcorner.com.
  4. ^ Arkhipov, Mikhail. "Update README with the project status". GitHub.com. Retrieved 15 April 2021.