R Weekly 2017-30


R in the Real World

Young people neither in employment nor in education and training in Europe, 2000-2016


R Internationally

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • languagelayeR - Access the languagelayer API with R

  • polMonitor - Shiny app for monitoring police violence

  • sergeant - The Apache Drill R interface package

  • seplyr - Standard Evaluation Interfaces for Common Dplyr Verbs

  • constants - Reference on Constants, Units and Uncertainty

Package Releases


Jumping dogs and density plots

Scraping & Swarming: A Visual Exploration of Facebook Data in R


Network analysis of Game of Thrones

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • dist(x, method="canberra") now uses the correct definition; the result may only differ when x contains values of differing signs, i.e., e.g., not for 0-1 data.

  • length()<- on a pairlist succeeds. (<URL: https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2017-July/074680.html>)

  • Language objects such as quote(("\n")) or R functions are correctly printed again, where R 3.4.1 accidentally duplicated the backslashes.

  • menu(choices) with more than 10 choices which easily fit into one getOption("width")-line no longer erronously repeats choices. (PR#17312)

  • c() and unlist() are now more efficient in constructing the names(.) of their return value, thanks to a proposal by Suharto Anggono. (PR#17284)

  • readLines() no longer segfaults on very large files with embedded '\0' (aka nul). (PR#17311)

  • ns() (package splines) now also works for a single observation. interpSpline() gives a more friendly error message when the number of points is less than four.

  • R CMD check checks for and R CMD build corrects CRLF line endings in shell scripts configure and cleanup (even on Windows).

  • poly(<matrix>, 3) now works, thanks to prompting by Marc Schwartz.

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