R Weekly 2017-23 Jobs Search and Open Data


R in Organizations

A Dive into Stack Overflow Jobs Search

R in Academia

Videos and Podcasts

R in the Real World

Jared Kushner and his partners used a program meant for job-starved areas to build a luxury skyscraper

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • keras - R interface to Keras

  • tuRbonegro - Plays a random Turbonegro clip in your R Viewer


  • reco - Matrix factorization for recommender systems, fast alternating least squares for collaborative filtering

  • testrmd - Test chunks for R Markdown.

  • reports - Assist the Workflow of Writing Academic Articles and Other Reports

  • future.batchtools - Friendly Parallel and Distributed Processing on High-Performance Compute (HPC) clusters

future.batchtools software stack and example

  • evil - Turn R users insane with evil

  • jsonfeedr - R package to play with JSON feeds

  • polypoly - helper functions for orthogonal polynomials

  • tidycensus - Load US Census boundary and attribute data as ‘tidyverse’ and ‘sf’-ready data frames in R

  • miner - R package for controlling Minecraft via API

  • April New Package Picks

Package Releases

plotly 4.7.0

R Internationally

Gist & Cookbook

Code to generate wallpaper (bivariate normal distribution)


Python and R top 2017 KDnuggets rankings

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • line(x,y) now correctly computes the medians of the left and right group’s x-values and reproduces straight lines in all cases.

  • Reading from connections in text mode is buffered, significantly improving the performance of readLines(), as well as scan() and read.table(), at least when specfiying colClasses.

  • order() is smarter about picking a default sort ‘method’ when its arguments are objects.

Upcoming Events

  • 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.

  • 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

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