RStudio 1.2 Preview: Jobs

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

When you run an R script in RStudio today, the R console waits for it to complete, and you can’t do much with RStudio until the script is finished running. When your R scripts take a long time to run, it can be difficult to get much done in RStudio while they do, unless you’re willing to juggle multiple instances of RStudio.
In RStudio 1.2, we’re introducing two new features to keep you productive while your code’s working: local jobs and remote jobs.