R Weekly 2017-49 Census, Africa, dplyr, styler



R in Africa

R in the Real World

Combining Australian Census data with the Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey in R

Sentiment Analysis of "A Christmas Carol"

R in Organizations

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • voteogram - U.S. House and Senate Voting Cartogram Generators


  • whereport - Retrieve geographical information for airports using IATA codes

  • dbplot - Simplifies plotting of database and sparklyr data

  • Rokemon - Pokemon themed R package

  • NLMR - Simulate neutral landscape models with R


  • styler - non-invasive pretty-printing of R source code

  • icon - R package to easily insert web icons to RMarkdown

Package Releases



R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • as.matrix(dd) now works when the data frame dd contains a data frame as column.

  • Sys.timezone() tries more ways on Unix-alikes and so is more likely to succeed (especially on Linux).

  • str(x) for atomic objects x now treats both cases of is.vector(x) similarly, and hence much less prints "atomic". This is a slight non-back compatible change producing typically both more informative and shorter output.

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

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