R Weekly 2017-19 Mining CRAN, GSOC2017, DataSci & Public Good



Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing

Soma Water Filters Are Worthless: How I Used R To Win An Argument With My Wife

R in the Real World


Visualizing Tennis Grand Slam Winners Performances

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations

R Internationally

R in Academia


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New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • BrailleR - Improving R for blind users.

  • decapitated - Headless ‘Chrome’ Orchestration in R

  • casebase - Fit Flexible Smooth-in-Time Hazards and Risk Functions via Logistic and Multinomial Regression


  • timekit - Time Series Forecast Applications Using Data Mining

  • desctable - An R package to produce descriptive and comparative tables

  • Sinew - Create self-populating roxygen2 skeletons


Billboard 1964-2015 Songs + Lyrics


Taking control of animations in R and demystifying them in the process

Modelling individual party vote from the 2014 New Zealand election study

Package Releases

  • RcppEigen - ‘Rcpp’ Integration for the ‘Eigen’ Templated Linear Algebra Library

  • RInside 0.2.14 - Provides a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications

  • x13binary 1.1.39-1 - Provide the ‘x13ashtml’ Seasonal Adjustment Binary

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Connections are now written correctly with encoding "UTF-16LE".

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.

  • 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.

Quotes of the Week