R Weekly 2021-44 BrailleR, The Office

This week’s release was curated by Wolfram Qin, with help from the R Weekly team members and contributors.



R in the Real World

Analyzing The Office's dialogues

Train in R, run on Android: Image segmentation with torch

Synthesizing Temperature Measurements into Sound with python and R

R in Organizations

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


September 2021: "Top 40" New CRAN Packages

{heatwaveR} 0.4.6

GitHub or Bitbucket

  • rKenyaMemes - A package that displays different memes in RStudio

Updated Packages

  • RStudio Professional Drivers 2021.10.0

  • {logitr} 0.4.0: Fast estimation of multinomial (MNL) and mixed logit (MXL) models in R with “Preference” space or “Willingness-to-pay” (WTP) space utility parameterizations.

  • {spsurvey} 5.0.0: spsurvey provides tools for a design-based approach to statistical inference, with a focus on spatial data

  • {ff} 4.0.5: Memory-Efficient Storage of Large Data on Disk and Fast Access Functions

  • {td} 0.0.5: Access to the ‘twelvedata’ Financial Data API

{td} 0.0.5

Videos and Podcasts


{binance} Tracking Total Account Balance

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

Update from the R Contribution Working Group (RCWG) :

  • At the October meeting Lluís Revilla presented an analysis of R bug reports filed on bugzilla. The results, including many visualizations, are available at and
  • We discussed the possibility of holding a bug barbecue, possibly associated with a conference, to get people together to work on fixing open bugs.
  • We now have a calendar of events

    See the minutes for full details and the RCWG repo README for information on how to get involved. Our next meeting will be in early December (exact date TBD – see the event calendar).

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