R Weekly 2017-42 RStudio 1.1, Growth of R



The Impressive Growth of R

R in the Real World

New Packages

πŸ“¦ Go Live for More New Pkgs πŸ“¦

  • coinmarketcapr - R package to get Cryptocurrencies Market Cap Prices from Coin Market Cap

  • linl - Linl Is Not Letter – LaTeX Letter Template


Package Releases

RStudio 1.1

R Internationally



Climate Change and Population Modeling in R

Gist & Cookbook

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • CRAN Policy Change new rev3747

  • Support for a system Java on macOS has been removed - install a fairly recent Oracle Java (see R Installation and Administration Β§C.3.2).

  • The maximum number of DLLs that can be loaded into R e.g. via dyn.load() has been increased up to 614 when the OS limit on the number of open files allows.

  • R CMD javareconf has been updated to recognize the use of a Java 9 SDK on macOS.

  • Following Unicode Corrigendum 9, the UTF-8 representations of U+FFFE and U+FFFF are now regarded as valid by utf8ToInt().

  • intToUtf8(multiple = FALSE) gains an argument to allow surrogate pairs to be interpreted.

  • New function isFALSE() defined analogously to isTRUE().

  • raw(0) & raw(0) and fix calling of methods on S4 generics that dispatch on ... when the call contains ....

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.

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