Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!
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News & Blog Posts
R in the Real World
Divided States of America - This analysis investigates several red-blue stereotypes popular in the media and measures how well they align with the actual voting patterns.
- A decade (ish) of listening to Sigur Rós - I visualized data on my history of listening to Sigur Rós with R.
A Fun Gastronomical Dataset: What’s on the Menu? - I’ll use the data from “What’s on the menu” project to plot the popularity of some foods over time.
R in Organization
R in Academia
Video and Podcast
- Shiny Server (Pro) 1.4.6 - A platform on which you can host multiple Shiny applications.
New Packages & Tools
vecpack 0.1 - An R package for packing stuff into vectors.
tint 0.0.1 - An alternative for Tufte-style html presentation.
R Project Updates
Updates from R Core.
as.character.factor()respects S4 inheritance when checking the type of its argument.
There was an exception for the native Solaris C++ compiler to the dropping (in R 3.3.0) of legacy C++ headers from headers such as
Rmath.h- this has now been removed. That compiler has strict C++98 compliance hence does not include extensions in its (non-legacy) C++ headers, so some packages will need to request C++11 or replace non-C++98 calls such as
lgamma: see §1.6.4 of
Writing R Extensions.
R_ExternalPtrFnare now declared in
Rinternals.hto facilitate creating and retrieving an R external pointer from a C function pointer without ISO C warnings about the conversion of function pointers.
use.namesis documented now.
strcapture()no longer fixes column names nor coerces strings to factors.
NAfor non-matching values in
R CMD buildand
R CMD checknow use the
.libPaths(). They may not be equivalent, e.g., when the latter is determined by
- 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
Speaking of failing R packages. WTF jsonlite!!! pic.twitter.com/dPomlEAYWi— gregor aisch (@driven_by_data) September 20, 2016