Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!
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News & Blog Posts
R in the Real World
R in Organization
vtreat 0.5.26 - Simple variable treatment.
RProtoBuf 0.4.4 - Google Protocol Buffers files and messages for R.
vembedr 0.1.1 - Embed videos into R Markdown documents.
New Packages & Tools
recosystem: Recommender System Using Parallel Matrix Factorization
R Project Updates
Updates from R Core.
There is support for compiling C++14 code in packages on suitable platforms: see
Writing R Extensionsfor how to request this.
configurenow adds a compiler switch for C++11 code, even if the compiler supports C++11 by default. (This ensures that
gcc6.x uses C++11 mode and not its default C++14 mode.)
configurenow tests for a C++14-compliant compiler by testing some basic features. This by default tries flags for the compiler specified by
CXX, but an alternative compiler, options and standard can be specified by variables
mapply()(for the case of names and common length > 1), thanks to Suharto Anggono’s PR#17118.
stack()preserve the names of empty elements in the levels of the
indcolumn of the return value. Set the new
TRUEfor the previous behavior.
Call for Participation
R Competition on education in South Africa 8 July - 21 August
EARL 2016 London 13 September - 15 Septemberth
The primary focus of the Conference is the commercial usage of R across a range of industry sectors with the aim of sharing knowledge and applications of the language.
eRum 2016 Poznan, Poland 12 October - 14 October
European R users meeting (eRum) is an international conference that aims at integrating users of the R language. eRum 2016 will be a good chance to exchange experiences, broaden knowledge on R and collaborate.
Quote of the Week
When Mexico sends its scientists, they’re not sending the best. They’re bringing #Rstats. They’re bringing data. They’re Bayesians.— Donald Trump, PhD (@ScientistTrump) July 13, 2016