R Weekly 2020-52 R Markdown Family, Table Contest

This week’s release was curated by Wolfram King, with help from the R Weekly team members and contributors.

We are so grateful to learn R with you every week this year. See you 2021 and happy R coding.


Videos and Podcasts

Why R 2020 Discussion Panel - Performance in R


Winners of the 2020 RStudio Table Contest

R in the Real World

Did the P-51 Mustang Defeat the Luftwaffe?

R in Organizations


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • {envi}: Environmental Interpolation using Spatial Kernel Density Estimation

  • {peruse}: Sequence and Wide Data Iteration

  • {erratum}: Handle Error and Warning Messages

  • {CoMiRe}: Convex Mixture Regression

  • {rzentra}: Client for the ‘ZENTRA Cloud’ API

  • {rfieldclimate} : Client for the ‘FieldClimate’ API

  • {promethee123}: PROMETHEE I, II, and III Methods

  • {peacesciencer}: Various Tools and Data for Quantitative Peace Science

GitHub or Bitbucket

  • {Peak-Engines}: Efficiently tune hyperparameters for GLMs to optimize leave-one-out cross-validation.

  • {cyberpunk}: A function to create cyberpunk-style graphs with R based on ggplot2


Updated Packages


  • {foreign} 0.8-80: Read Data Stored by ‘Minitab’, ‘S’, ‘SAS’, ‘SPSS’, ‘Stata’, ‘Systat’, ‘Weka’, ‘dBase’

  • {bcv} 1.0.1: Cross-Validation for the SVD (Bi-Cross-Validation)

  • {Matrix} 1.2-18: Sparse and Dense Matrix Classes and Methods

  • {mstrio} Interface for ‘MicroStrategy’ REST API

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

R Internationally


Using raster maths to calculate global aridity and changes in aridity over time in parts of Southern Africa.

Newly certified instructors in December 2020

M-F-E-O: postcards + distill

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