R Weekly 2017 Issue 11



Videos and Podcasts

R in the Real World

Forecasting YYZ Passengers in the Tidyverse

Create Air Travel Route Maps in ggplot: A Visual Travel Diary

R Internationally

R in Organizations


Mapping "France at Night" in R


New Packages and Tools

  • Huxtable - Huxtable is an R package for creating HTML and LaTeX tables. It provides similar functionality to xtable, but more, with a simpler interface.

  • sigr - Simple Significance Reporting

  • nhmrcData - NHMRC funding outcomes data made tidy

New Releases

  • ggsci 2.4 - Scientific journal and sci-fi themed color palettes for ggplot2. New color palettes from NEJM, LocusZoom, IGV, and Star Trek 🖖 .

ggsci 2.4

  • Icarus 0.3 - Icarus provides tools to help perform calibration on margins.

  • RcppGSL 0.3.2 - An interface from R to the GNU GSL using the Rcpp package.

  • RcppSMC 0.1.5 - Rcpp-based bindings to R for them Sequential Monte Carlo Template Classes

  • tidyquant 0.4.0 - PerformanceAnalytics, Improved Documentation, ggplot2 Themes and More

  • RProtoBuf 0.4.9 - R bindings for the Google Protocol Buffers (“Protobuf”) data encoding and serialization library

  • RVowpalWabbit 0.0.9 - Connects GNU R to the very impressive Vowpal Wabbit fast out-of-core learning system

Call for Participation

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

Upcoming Events

  • R/Finance 2017 May 19 and 20, 2017
    From the inaugural conference in 2009, the annual R/Finance conference in Chicago has become the primary meeting for academics and practioners interested in using R in Finance.

  • useR! 2017 July 4, 2017
    The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community.

More past events at R conferences & meetups.

Quotes of the Week