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R Weekly 2017-21 New York R, tidyeval, R Memes



R in the Real World

Step-by-Step Choropleth Map in R: A case of mapping Nepal

R in Organizations

Videos and Podcasts


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • shinyMlr - shinyMlr is a web application, built with the R-package “shiny” that provides a user interface for mlr.

  • confinterpret - Updated version of confinterpret package released on CRAN.

  • RJSplot - Interactive Graphs with R


  • AzureDSVM - a new R package for elastic use of the Azure Data Science Virtual Machine

  • wordcountaddin - Word counts and readability statistics in R markdown documents

  • shinyHeatmaply - a shiny app for creating interactive cluster heatmaps

  • printr - Automatically Print R Objects to Appropriate Formats According to the ‘knitr’ Output Format

Package Releases

  • shinydashboard 0.6.0 - This release of shinydashboard was aimed at both fixing bugs and also bringing the package up to speed with users’ requests and Shiny itself.

  • padr 0.3.0 - Here is the new padr

  • timekit 0.3.0 - New Documentation, Function Improvements, Forecasting Vignette

R Internationally


Pretty scatter plots with ggplot2

Phylomoji with ggtree and emojifont

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • CRAN Policy Change new rev3670

  • R CMD INSTALL Windows .zip file obeys --lock and --pkglock flags.

  • Evaluation of ..0 now signals an error. When ..1 is used and ... is empty, the error message is more appropriate now.

  • New low level utilities ...elt(n) and ...length() for working with ... parts inside a function.

  • isTRUE() is more tolerant and now true in x <- rlnorm(99); isTRUE(median(x) == quantile(x)["50%"]). New function isFALSE() defined analogously.

  • The default symbol table size has been increased from 4119 to 49157; this may improve symbol resolution performance when many packages are loaded.

Upcoming Events

  • rOpenSci Unconf 2017 May 25 and 26, 2017
    For a fourth year running, this event aims bring together scientists, developers, and open data enthusiasts from academia, industry, government, and non-profit to get together for a few days and hack on various projects (invite-only).

  • R in Insurance 2017 June 8, 2017
    This one-day conference will focus on applications in insurance and actuarial science that use R, the lingua franca for statistical computation.

  • CSAMA 2017 June 11 - 16, 2017
    Statistical Data Analysis for Genome-Scale Biology teaches statistical and computational analysis of multi-omics studies in biology and biomedicine. Practical hands-on exercises are based on the R / Bioconductor environment.

  • angletR 2017 June 28 - 30, 2017
    angletR aims to provide a national forum to exchange and share ideas on the use of R in different subjects such as visualisation, applied statistics, biostatistics and bioinformatics, Bayesian statistics, data analysis, Big Data, modelling, machine learning, high performance computing, etc.

More past events at R conferences & meetups.

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