R Weekly 2021-W50

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



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R in the Real World

R in Organizations


This is shows the dependencies for packages used in GIS. Tracking the development mailing lists of the external software communities, can be sometimes overwhelming and code tidying in external software can have unexpected consequences, breaking not sf or sp with rgdal or rgeos, but a package further downstream

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


GitHub or Bitbucket

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Updated Packages

Videos and Podcasts



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R Project Updates

Update from the R Contribution Working Group (RCWG):

  • Saranjeet Kaur has been awarded a grant in the The Digital Infrastructure Incubator at Code for Science & Society (https://incubator.codeforscience.org/cohort).
    • Project will build off of the R Development Guide to foster a sustainable community around it, likely through monthly “collaboration campfires” to work through open issues and develop tutorials.
  • Still considering planning a bug barbecue, likely in spring or summer 2022, possibly coordinating with useR.
  • We are looking for a few volunteers to help administer the R-devel slack and to communicate updates from the group. Contact Heather Turner if interested.

See the minutes for full details on these and other topics we discussed, and the RCWG repo README for information on how to get involved. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 20:00-21:00 UTC.

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