R Weekly 2017-24 Analyzing, Growing, Building



R in the Real World

Words growing or shrinking in Hacker News titles: a tidy analysis

Building Dot Density Maps with UK Census Data in R

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • proustr — access the work of Marcel Proust, ready for text analysis.

  • plotdap - visualize ‘tabledap’ and ‘griddap’ objects obtained via the rerddap package.

  • cld3 - Google’s Compact Language Detector 3

  • electionsBR - An R to download and clean Brazilian electoral data.

  • covfefe - Covfefy Any Word, Sentence or Speech

Package Releases

R Internationally

Gist & Cookbook

  • spark things - put Tufte-like sparkbars in R markdown documents


Global choropleth maps of military expenditure

Who Survives Riddler Nation?

Get the best from ggplotly

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • 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.

  • Extending S4 classes with slots corresponding to special attributes like dim and dimnames now works.

Upcoming Events

  • 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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