R Weekly 2019-07 Flipbook, package building


ggplot2 flipbook screenshot

diagram from Package Building: How `DESCRIPTION`, `NAMESPACE`, `roxygen`, and `devtools::document` work together



R in the Real World

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Figure from "H-indexes of CRAN package maintainers. Search your own."

R in Organizations

R in Academia

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


GitHub or Bitbucket

  • VapoRwave: Featuring three vaporwave ggplot2 themes and 13 (lucky) color palettes 🏂

  • ghactions, GitHub actions for R and accompanying R package.

flowchart from ghactions README

  • cbrt, provides functions for finding, and downloading data from the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s database (more than 22,000 time series variables on Turkish economy).

Updated Packages

Videos and Podcasts

  • NSSD Episode 74 - I Draw the Line at Fans: Hilary and Roger discuss Roger’s foray into cloud computing and how they determine whether they can trust an algorithm or R package. Also, a bonus discussion of the state of data science as a field.

  • R-Podcast Episode 27 - Get the {gt} Tables!: Eric shares a behind-the-scenes look at his rstudio::conf 2019 presentation about Shiny modules, and talks to RStudio software engineer Rich Iannone about his journey from atmospheric science to creating the DiagrammeR and gt packages.


R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Staged Install

  • R CMD check has more comprehensive checks on the data directory and the functioning of `data() in a package.

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