R Weekly 2017 Issue 13



Videos and Podcasts

R in the Real World

Faces of #rstats Twitter

10 Million Dots: Mapping European Population

R Internationally

R in Organizations


#Infographics of McDonald's Items using #ggplot2 #grid #extrafont

New Packages & Tools

Go Live for More New Pkgs

  • giphyr - R Interface to the ‘Giphy’ ‘API’


New Releases


Call for Participation

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Packages which register native routines for .C or .Fortran need to be re-installed for this version (unless installed with R-devel SVN revision r72375 or later).

  • An alternative compiler for C++11 is now specified with CXX11, not CXX1X. Likewise C++11 flags are specified with ‘CXX11FLAGS’ and the standard (e.g., -std=gnu++11 is specified with CXX11STD. The variables with prefix CXX1X are defunct.

  • The tests for C++11 compliance are now much more comprehensive. For gcc < 4.8, the tests from R 3.3.0 are used in order to maintain the same behaviour on Linux distributions with long-term support.

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