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R Weekly 2017-31 Advanced R, Signing Packages, Spark of Stats



R in the Real World

Advocating for Open Policing with sparklyr and Shiny

Analyzing "Wait-Delay" Settings in Common Crawl robots.txt Data with R

Inter-country inequality and the World Development Indicators

R Internationally

R in Organizations


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • catboost - CatBoost is an open-source gradient boosting on decision trees library with categorical features support out of the box for Python, R

  • nofrills - Low-cost anonymous functions

  • xcode-time-tracker - This is the tool that allows to track events that are happening in Xcode


Package Releases


Social Network Analysis and Topic Modeling of codecentric's Twitter friends and followers

Introducing Joyplots

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • qr.coef(qd, y) now has correct names also when qd is a complex QR or stems from qr(*, LAPACK=TRUE).

  • hist(x, "FD") no longer “dies” with a somewhat cryptic error message when x has extreme outliers or IQR() zero: nclass.FD(x) tries harder to find a robust bin width h in the latter case, and hist.default(*, breaks) now checks and corrects a too large breaks number.

  • methods:::cbind() and methods:::rbind() avoid deep recursion, thanks to Suharto Anggono

  • sigma(fm) now takes the correct denominator degrees of freedom for a fitted model with NA coefficients.

  • model.matrix(~1, mf) now gets the row names from mf also when they differ from 1:nrow(mf), thanks to the suggestion by Sebastian Meyer.

  • Attempting to increase the length of a variable containing NULL using length()<- still has no effect on the target variable, but now triggers a warning.

  • Resource leaks reported by Steve Grubb fixed.

  • Construction of names() for very large objects in c() and unlist() now works, thanks to Suharto Anggono’s patch proposals.

Upcoming Events

  • RStudio conf 2018 January 31 to February 3
    rstudio::conf is about all things R and RStudio! Register & More infos

  • useR! 2018 July 10, 2018
    The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community.

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