R Weekly 2021-W39 Accessibility, Github Actions and WeAreRLadies!

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



This is a table developed by Shannon Pileggi using the Google slide template from R-Ladies branding to compare between blogdown and distill. It says in the table that the learning curve for blogdown is harder and it requires hugo templating and themes unlike distill, which doesn't require either but its page layout is limited

R in the Real World

R in Academia


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • {nominatimlite} 0.1.0: Lite interface for getting data from OSM service Nominatim. Extract coordinates from addresses, find places near a set of coordinates, search for amenities and return spatial objects on ‘sf’ format.

  • {d3po} 0.3.2: Fast and Beautiful Interactive Visualization for ‘Markdown’ and ‘Shiny’

  • {scRNAstat} 0.1.1: A Pipeline to Process Single Cell RNAseq Data

  • {net4pg} 0.1.0: Handle Ambiguity of Protein Identifications from Shotgun Proteomics

GitHub or Bitbucket

Updated Packages

  • {climaemet} 1.0.0: Tools to download the climatic data of the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) directly from R using their API.

  • {ichimoku} 1.2.1: Visualization and Tools for Ichimoku Kinko Hyo Strategies. Updates: create cloud charts from any price series, pair with oscillators, save financial data directly from live charts powered by the OANDA fxTrade API.

  • {pathroutr}: R package for routing tracks around barrier polygons.

  • {emoji} 0.2.0: Contains data about emojis with relevant metadata, and functions to work with emojis when they are in strings.

  • {hockeyR} 0.1.0: Collect and Clean Hockey Stats.

  • {aRtsy} 0.1.2: Generative Art with ‘ggplot2’

  • {phytools} 0.7-90: Phylogenetic Tools for Comparative Biology (and Other Things)

  • {maps} 3.4.0: Draw Geographical Maps

Videos and Podcasts

Gist & Cookbook

Submarine Cable Map Dataviz

Shiny Apps

R Internationally

مدونة متخصصة في مواضيع حول جمع وتصوير ونمذجة البيانات والتعلم الآلي


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