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R in Organizations

Package Releases

ggimage 0.1.4

  • ggfortify 0.4.4 - Data Visualization Tools for Statistical Analysis Results

  • RKWard 0.7.0 - the R GUI/IDE RKWard for Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux

  • uncmbb 0.2.0 - UNC Men’s Basketball Match Results Since 1949-1950 Season

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • sealr - Sealing the R Objects Test and Assert Conditions

GitHub or Bitbucket

R in Academia



R in the Real World

Examining POTUS Executive


Making a GIF of Solar Panel Installations in Minnesota and Wisconsin

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • removeSource() now works not only for functions but also for some language objects.

  • optim(*, lower = c(-Inf, -Inf)) no longer warns (and switches the method), thanks to a suggestion by John Nash.

  • axis() gets new option gap.axis = NA for specifying a multiplication factor for the minimal “gap” (distance) between axis labels drawn. Its default is 1 for labels parallel to the axis, and 0.5 for perpendicular ones.

  • Calls with an S3 class are no longer evaluated when printed, fixing part of PR#17398, thanks to a patch from Lionel Henry.

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