R Weekly 2018-19 pkgdown, tweets, showcase


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


GitHub or Bitbucket

  • advicegiveR: R wrapper for the advice slip API

  • echarts4r - ECharts version 4 for R, a plethora of chart types customisable with innumerable options.


Package Releases



R in Organizations

R in the Real World

An analysis of the World Marathon Majors in the wake of Boston and London

A look into U.S. infectious diseases


Playing with #rstatsnyc, Neo4J and R

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • download.file() on Windows now by default also uses binary transfer (mode = "wb") for file extension .rds and in the case the file extension dot (.) needs URLdecode()ing. The help page ?download.file now contains the same information platform independently.

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

  • callNextMethod() uses the generic from the environment of the calling method. Reported by Hervé Pagès with well documented examples.

  • simulate.lm(glm(*, gaussian(link = <non-default>))) has been corrected, fixing PR#17415 thanks to Alex Courtiol.

  • untar(file("<some>.tar.gz"), *) now gives a better error message, suggesting to use gzfile() instead.

Upcoming Events in 3 Months

Events in 3 Months:

More past events at R conferences & meetups.

Call for Participation

  • Join the r-spatial ladies! There’s a slack channel open to women and non binary folks interested in R for spatial data and a GitHub page with crowdsourced resources.

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