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In recent years, web APIs have become the common language between various programming languages and technologies. Plumber is an open-source package that enables you to create a web API out of your existing R code by merely adding some special comments to your functions. This allows you to leverage R from systems written in other languages.
Jeff Allen - Software Engineer, RStudio
Jeff’s background is in Computer Science and bioinformatics; it was there that he first encountered R in 2007. After spending many years as an RStudio user and evangelist, he joined RStudio in 2013.