I was speaking to instructors about using more modern tools in our some of our courses (there is a great deal of emphasis placed on MATlab). There are a number of courses that use Python in their courses and primarily cite the reason that Anaconda permits a ‘one-and-done’ installation and students are up an running and everything just works.
I know this is something that can be set up in a docker container or a homebrew recipies, but that is a little beyond new users. The preview build that includes a terminal pane is a great step in this direction whidh provides new users a single IDE for all the things.
The bundling of R and Rstudio into a single installer would definitely help ease newer users into R. Is this something on the radar at Rstudio?