R Weekly 2018-18 R 3.5.0, r2d3


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • workflowr - A Framework for Reproducible and Collaborative Data Science

  • foolbox - a toolbox for function manipulation

  • ggplotify - convert plots to ggplot object


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  • r2d3 - R Interface to D3 Visualizations


Package Releases

  • ipumsr 0.2.0 - Read extracts from IPUMS census and survey data. Now with support for IPUMS Terra to help you link international census microdata with geographic data.

  • tailr 0.1.2 - tail recursion optimisation for R. This version resolves an issue that manifested when transformed functions were created as part of other packages.



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R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Allow file argument of Rscript to include space even when it is first on the command line.

  • file("stdin") is no longer considered seekable.

  • dput() and dump() are no longer truncating when options(deparse.max.lines = *) is set.

  • Calls with an S3 class are no longer evaluated when printed, fixing part of PR#17398, thanks to a patch from Lionel Henry.

  • lengths() dispatches internally to S4 methods.

  • predict(fm, newdata) is now correct also for models where the formula has terms such as splines::ns(..) or stats::poly(..), fixing PR#17414, based on a patch from Duncan Murdoch.

  • extendrange(.., f) with a length-2 f now extends separately to the left and the right.

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