Issue 31

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!


Digested by R Weekly Members



Ordering Categories within ggplot2 Facets

R in the Real World

Animating Plots of Beer Ingredients and Sin Taxes over Time

International R

Christmas lastfm

R in Organization

R in Academia

Videos and Podcasts


New Packages and Tools

  • pals - Color Palettes and Palette Evaluation Tools

  • AnyChart – JS Charts integration template for R, Shiny and MySQL.

  • finch – parse Darwin Core files

  • AzureSMR - Introducing the AzureSMR package: Manage Azure services from your R session

New Releases

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core,

  • The (default) Stangle driver Rtangle allows annotate to be a function and gets a new drop.evalFALSE option.

  • New function check_packages_in_dir_details() in package tools for analyzing check log files to obtain check details.

  • Package tools now exports function CRAN_package_db() for obtaining information about current packages in the CRAN package repository, and several functions for obtaining the check status of these packages.

Upcoming Events

  • rstudio::conf 2017 January 12 and 14, 2017
    The conference about all things R and RStudio.

  • SatRday #2 Conference - Cape Town, South Africa 18 Feb, 2017
    The R community and some of South Africa’s most forward thinking companies have come together to bring satRday to Cape Town. This conference brings an opportunity to hear from and network with top Researchers, Data Scientists and Developers from all over the country and the world.

  • useR! 2017 July 4, 2017
    The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community. Its program consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations.

Quotes of the Week