R Weekly 2017-44 Tweets, Charts, Slackr


R in the Real World

Confederate monuments with the statebins 📦

Spring Budget 2017: Circle Visualisation


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • requestsR - an R interface for Python’s Requests module

  • linl - linl is not Letter

  • papaja - Document formats and helper functions to produce complete APA manscripts from RMarkdown

Package Releases



Visualizing Trees - Sankey + Tree

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • The self starting function attr(SSlogis, "initial") now also works when the y values have exact minimum zero and is slightly changed in general, behaving symmetrically in the y range.

  • When tar() is used with an external command which is detected to be GNU tar or libarchive tar (aka bsdtar), a different command-line is generated to circumvent line-length limits in the shell.

  • system(*, intern=F), file.edit() and file.show() now issue a warning when the external command cannot be executed.

  • .C when returning a logical vector now maps values other than FALSE and NA to TRUE, as documented.

  • system, file.show, and file.edit now even on Windows report an error when external command cannot be executed.

  • range(c(TRUE,NA), finite=TRUE) and similar no longer return NA. (Reported by Lukas Stadler.)

Upcoming Events

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

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

  • 7eme Rencontres R 5 & 6 July 2018
    Rennes - Agrocampus

  • 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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