R Weekly 2017-40 Release Name, Equation, Map



R in the Real World

Marketing Multi-Channel Attribution model based on Sales Funnel with R

What is the appropriate population scaling of the Affordable Care Act Funding?

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New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • huskydown - An R Markdown template using the bookdown package for preparing a PhD thesis at the University of Washington


  • mapsapi - ‘sf’-Compatible Interface to ‘Google Maps’ APIs

  • ciTools - An R Package for Quick Uncertainty Intervals

Package Releases

cartography 1.4.2

R in Organizations


R-Ladies Crossword Puzzle Challenge


Streamgraphs: Economic trade flows with R

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • glm() and glm.fit get the same singular.ok=TRUE argument that lm() has had forever.

  • raw(0) & raw(0) now returns raw again; ditto for |.

  • A workaround has been added for the change in location of time-zone files on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, so the default time zone is deduced correctly from the system setting when R is configured with --with-internal-tzcode (the default on macOS).

  • Writing R Extensions documents macros MAYBE_REFERENCED, MAYBE_SHARED and MARK_NOT_MUTABLE that should be used by package C code instead NAMED or SET_NAMED.

  • The object header layout has been changed to support merging the ALTREP branch. This requires re-installing packages that use compiled code.

Upcoming Events

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    Applied Finance with R. More info

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