RWeekly Podcast

R Weekly 2017-34

Release Date: 2017-08-21



R in the Real World

A tidytext + web scraping RStudio blog posts

Oil leakage… those old BMW’s are bad :-)

Estimating Gini coefficient when we only have mean income by decile

Clusters in beer by alcohol, bitterness, color

Clusters in beer by alcohol, bitterness, color

R in Academia

R Internationally

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • rrtools - Tools for Writing Reproducible Research in R

  • blastula - Easily send great-looking HTML email messages from R

  • colorblindr - Simulate colorblindness in production-ready R figures.


  • ghibli - Studio Ghibli Palette Generator


  • fitur - Fit Univariate Distributions

  • banR - R Client for the BAN API

  • GoTr - R wrapper for An API of Ice And Fire

  • dbplot - Simplifies plotting of database and sparklyr data

Package Releases

Magick 1.0


RStudio 1.1 Preview - Data Connections

Heat maps with Divvy data 2

Looking at Melbourne Housing Prices using shinydashboard

Gist & Cookbook

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Internal C-level R_check_class_and_super() and hence R_check_class_etc() now also consider non-direct super classes and hence return a match in more cases. This e.g., fixes behaviour of derived classes in package Matrix.

  • pretty(x, n=<large>) now works better (though it was never meant for large n); internally it uses the same rounding fuzz (1e-10) as seq.default() - as it did up to 2010-02-03 when both were 1e-7.

  • arithmetic with zero-column data frames now works more consistently; issue raised by Bill Dunlap.

Upcoming Events

  • RStudio conf 2018 January 31 to February 3
    rstudio::conf is about all things R and RStudio! Register & More infos

  • R/Finance 2018 June 1 and 2
    Applied Finance with R. More info

  • useR! 2018 July 10, 2018
    The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community.

More past events at R conferences & meetups.



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