Snapshot release

Version Eclipse StatET R
1.3 2023-12 4.9-dev (News) 4.3
1.2 2023-06 4.8 (News) 4.3
1.1 2022-12 4.7 (News) 4.2


Released on January 28, 2022.

Release notes

  • support of the forward pipe operator (R >= 4.1.0) with appropriate highlighting and validation; insertion with default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+5
  • support of shorthand notation for function definitions (R >= 4.1.0) using a backslash
  • new quick assist to convert a classic function call to the forward pipe operator with default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+2, P
  • key bindings for quick assist (e.g. also for Rename in File: Ctrl+2, R)
  • improved support for replacement functions
  • define R Language Version as part of the project settings
  • support of Find Next (Ctrl+K) and Find Previous (Ctrl+Shift+K) in the R Console
  • status bar of the R Data Viewer shows the dimension of the unfiltered data in addition to the dimension of the filtered data.
  • support for raw string literals in the R parsers and tools e.g. in syntax highlighting and validation in the R editor and console
  • internal help pages and their topics are indicated by different icons in the R Help view and R editor assistants.
  • support for substring matches in the Content Assistant with corresponding highlighting of the matched characters (in the R editor, R Console and Sweave/RMarkdown Document Editors)
  • the command to explicitly show the Context Information now also works in the input of the R Console (default shortcut as in editor: Ctrl+Shift+Space)
  • Content Assistant shows additional information for completion proposals of reference labels, if available, e.g. the name of the section or the URL for a link.
  • the Context Information is available for selected LaTeX commands for assistance in entering the command arguments.
  • for R package development, the package name of R packages is parsed automatically from the DESCRIPTION file now. It is no longer required to enter the name in the project properties, only the package root folder must be specified correctly
  • the Eclipse variable for the R package root, which can be used for example in the R code snippets, is renamed from r_pkg_base_path to r_pkg_root_path.
  • the IDE provides several tools for development of R apps (e.g. Shiny apps). This includes tools to start, restart and stop the app with support of different launch profiles (as known e.g. from the Document Processing Tools)
    as well as an app viewer.
  • the Variables view for the R Debugger shows more information about some objects. For language objects it shows the source code, if possible. For promise variables it is possible to inspect their expression and environment.
  • the debugger provides improved support for breakpoints in nested functions and code blocks. This allows for example to set line breakpoints in code of Shiny apps while the app is running.
  • the R help server allows to index and share the R help for R remote consoles at server side. This can simplify and accelerate the setup and distribution of remote console servers. This is the recommend solution to store the R help index at server side or to access it by multiple clients now. The option to specify a network folder for the R help index for remote R environments in the IDE is deprecated and will be removed in future releases.
  • R is now compiled with openmp support
  • Eclipse 2021-06 (4.20)
  • Java 11 is required and the JDK included is AdoptOpenJDK (HotSpot)
  • StatET
  • EGit 5.12.0 is included; in comparison to the previous Architect release, also the features of 5.11, 5.10, 5.9, 5.8, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.11, 4.10, 4.9, 4.8, are of course included.
  • R 4.1.2 (see NEWS file)
  • Rtools 40v2
  • pandoc 2.16.2
  • rj 4.0.5-4 and 4.0.5-1
  • move distribution of Mac OS version to .pkg files
  • new Ubuntu repositories (see instructions here)


Released May 18, 2017.

Release notes

  • StatET 3.6.2 adapted for R 3.4.0 support
  • pandoc “”:

Architect Server

1.0.0 (for Architect 1.0.0)

Released on January 28, 2022.

Release notes

  • new R help server for Remote R Console configurations

Reference Card

An overview of all Architect keyboard shortcuts is available here.