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Issue 21

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!

Highlight

Digested by R Weekly Members

News & Blog Posts

Tutorials

Make tilegrams in R with tilegramsR

Mapping (historic) tracks in ggplot2

Cartograms with R

R in Real World

Map-making with R and electionsBR

Global Temp: Geo-Spatial Records over Time

Seinfeld streak at GitHub: Round Three

Map of Middle Earth in R

R in Organization

R in Academia

Video and Podcast

Resources

Plotly R Cheat Sheet

New Releases

  • pqR-2016-10-05 - One major change with this version is that pqR, which was based on R-2.15.0, is now compatible with R-2.15.1.

  • Shiny Server (Pro) 1.4.7 - This release includes new features to support Shiny 0.14. It also updates our Node.js to 0.10.47, which includes important security fixes for SSL/TLS.

  • shinythemes 1.1.1 - Easily alter the overall appearance of your Shiny application using the shinythemes package.

  • bayesAB 0.7.0 - Package for Bayesian AB Testing.

  • corrr 0.2.1 - exploring correlations in a tidy R framework.

  • ggseas 0.5.1 - Update of ggseas for seasonal decomposition on the fly

  • anytime 0.0.3 - Bugfix, new feature - converts just about any input to Date or Datetime

New Packages & Tools

  • bindr - Parametrized active bindings.

  • pattern.nlp - Sentiment analysis and Parts of Speech tagging in Dutch/French/English/German/Spanish/Italian.

  • blscrapeR - Use R to Calculate Inflation with the blscrapeR Package.

  • mapmate - An R package for map animation.

  • yarrr - This package contains data, functions, and other random files for the e-book YaRrr!

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • Subsetting very large matrices (prod(dim(.)) >= 2^31) now works thanks to Michael Schubmehl’s PR#17158.

  • bartlett.test() used residual sums of squares instead of variances, when argument was a list of lm objects. (Reported by Jens Ledet Jensen).

  • plot(<lm>, which = *) now correctly labels the contour lines for the standardized residuals for which = 6. It also takes the correct p in case of singularities (also for which = 5). (PR#17161)

  • bartlett.test() used residual sums of squares instead of variances, when the argument was a list of lm objects. (Reported by Jens Ledet Jensen).

  • Headers for Unix-only facilities R_ext/GetX11Image.h, R_ext/QuartzDevice.h and R_ext/eventloop.h are no longer installed on Windows.

Upcoming Events

  • rstudio::conf 2017 January 13 and 14, 2017
    The conference about all things R and RStudio.

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