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R in Real World

xkcd plot of German weather

Tidyverse Case Study: Exploring the Billboard Charts

R in Organizations

New Packages

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Package Releases

  • Rcpp 0.12.14 - Some deprecation and minor updates

  • RcppClassic 0.9.9 - Deprecated β€˜classic’ β€˜Rcpp’ β€˜API’

  • RcppEigen 0.3.3.3.1 - β€˜Rcpp’ Integration for the β€˜Eigen’ Templated Linear Algebra Library

R Internationally

Resources

Tutorials

Predict Customer Churn

Using a multivariate normal to draw a flower in ggplot2

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • R CMD INSTALL <pkg> now produces the intended error message when, e.g., the LazyData field is invalid.

  • dput(), deparse() and dump() now print the names() information only once, using the more readable (tag = value) syntax, notably for list()s, i.e., including data frames.

  • These functions gain a new control option "niceNames" (see .deparseOpts()), which when set (as by default) also uses the (tag = value) syntax for atomic vectors. OTOH, without deparse options "showAttributes" and "niceNames", names are no longer shown also for lists. as.character(list( c (one = 1))) now shows the name as as.character(list(list(one = 1))) has always done.

  • m:n now also deparses nicely when m > n.

  • mclapply, pvec and mcparallel (when mccollect is used to collect results) no longer leave zombie processes behind.

  • Subassignment with zero length vectors now coerces as documented.

Upcoming Events

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

  • satRday Cape Town 2018 March 17
    satRday Cape Town

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

  • CascadiaRConf June 2, 2018 Portland, OR, US

  • 7eme Rencontres R 5 & 6 July 2018
    Rennes - Agrocampus

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

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