R Weekly 2018-11 rstudio::conf 2018, lime


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • textfeatures - Extracts Features from Text (A simple package for extracting useful features from character objects)



  • wiggleplotr - Make read coverage plots from BigWig files


Package Releases

  • ggfortify 0.4.3 - Unified Interface to Visualize Statistical Result of Popular R Packages

  • lime v0.4 - The kitten picture edition

lime v0.4


Videos and Podcasts


R in the Real World


Generating codebooks in R using the dataMaid package

Integrating data from weathercan

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Some methods, notably the matrix one, are now more careful in not accepting duplicated or NA row names, and by default produce unique non-NA row names. This is based on row.names(x, make.names = *) <- rNms where make.names is a new logical, with back compatible default.

  • par*apply and par*applyLB gain an optional argument chunk.size which allows to specify the granularity of scheduling.

  • parLapplyLB and parSapplyLB have been fixed to do load balancing (dynamic scheduling). This also means that results of computations depending on random number generators will now really be non-reproducible, as documented.

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