R Weekly 2017-32 Unicode, Serverless, Parallel



R in the Real World

On Databeers Manila

When do different types of crime occur during the day in Houston, Texas?

Videos and Podcasts

  • NSSD 28 - Writing is a Lot Harder Than Just Talking - Hilary and Roger talk about building data science products that provide a good user experience while adhering to some kind of ground truth, whether it’s in medicine, education, news, or elsewhere. Also Gilmore Girls.

R in Organizations

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • itunesr - Access iTunes App Store Ratings and Reviews using R

  • postr - Prepare reproducible R Markdown posters

  • utf8splain - Explain utf-8 encoded strings

Package Releases


The R Shiny packages you need for your web apps!

Applications in energy, retail and shipping

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • lower.tri(x) and upper.tri(x) only needing dim(x) now work via new .row() .col() and no longer call as.matrix() by default in order to work efficiently for all kind of matrix-like objects.

  • type.convert() becomes a generic, with additional methods that operate recursively over list and data.frame objects. Courtesy of Arni Magnusson (PR#17269).

  • Setting options(device = *) to an invalid function no longer segfaults when plotting is initiated. (PR#15883)

  • encodeString(<very large string>) no longer segfaults. (PR#15885)

  • Construction of names() for very large objects in c() and unlist() now works, thanks to Suharto Anggono’s patch proposals in PR#17292.

  • callNextMethod() works for ... methods.

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

Upcoming Events

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

  • R/Finance 2018 June 1 and 2
    Applied Finance with R. More info

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

More past events at R conferences & meetups.

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