R Weekly 2018-16 Questions, Readings, Inferences


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • promises - Abstractions for Promise-Based Asynchronous Programming

  • pkgnet - Get Network Representation of an R Package


GitHub or Bitbucket

  • klrfome - Kernel Logistic Regression on Focal Mean Embeddings, for solving the distribution regresion problem


Package Releases



Dissecting R Package "Utility Belts"

R in Organizations

R in the Real World

Storyboard of Tuberculosis Clustering analysis

Stack Overflow questions around the world


R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

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

  • Interrupts can be suspended while evaluating an expression using suspendInterrupts. Subexpression can be evaluated with interrupts enabled using allowInterrupts. These functions can be used to make sure cleanup handlers cannon be interrupted.

  • R 3.5.0 includes a framework that allows packages to provide alternate representations of basic R objects (ALTREP). The framework is still experimental and may undergo changes in future R releases as more experience is gained. For now, documentation is provided.

  • mantelhaen.test() no longer suffers from integer overflow in largish cases, thanks to Ben Bolker’s PR#17383.

Upcoming Events in 3 Months

Events in 3 Months:

More past events at R conferences & meetups.

Call for Participation

  • CarpentryCon - May 30 - June 1 at University College Dublin. Conference about how to teach and communicate ideas effectively.

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