RWeekly Podcast

Issue 26

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!

Highlight

Digested by R Weekly Members

  • trelliscopejs - An R package that brings faceted visualizations to life while plugging in to common analytical workflows like ggplot2 or the “tidyverse”.

Tutorials

Ordering categories within ggplot2 facets

Align genomic features with phylogenetic tree

R in Real World

Maps are great – German Gas Prices illustrated

International R

R in Organization

A computer vision challenge: finding boats in the Mona Lisa

Resources

Jobs

New Releases

  • ggplot2 2.2.0 — ggplot2 2.2.0, with four major new features.

  • Rcpp 0.12.8 - Seamless R and C++ integration

  • ShinyProxy 0.7.0 - Deploy Shiny apps for the enterprise or larger organizations.

  • mapmate 0.2.0 - The mapmate package is used for map- and globe-based data animation pre-production.

  • svglite 1.2.0 - A lightweight svg graphics device for R.

  • BH 1.62.0-1 - BH provides a large part of the Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R.

New Packages & Tools

  • ggedit – interactive ggplot aesthetic and theme editor

  • trelliscopejs - An R package that brings faceted visualizations to life while plugging in to common analytical workflows like ggplot2 or the “tidyverse”.

trelliscopejs

  • flock - Process Synchronization Using File Locks

  • tesseract - High Quality OCR in R

  • prettycode - Syntax highlight R code in the terminal

prettycode

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • Package installation into a library where the package exists via symbolic link now should work wherever Sys.readlink() works.

  • Reading from stdin now also closes the connection and hence no longer leaks memory when reading from a full pipe.

  • "Cincinnati" was missing an "n" in the precip dataset.

  • Fix buffer overflow vulnerability in pdf() when loading an encoding file. Reported by Talos Security Advisory for R Project (TALOS-2016-0227).

  • No-longer installed headers GraphicsBase.h, RGraphics.h, Rmodules/RX11.h and Rmodules/Rlapack.h which had a LGPL license no longer do so.

Upcoming Events

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

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