R Weekly 2017-43 History of R, Docker, Data Scientist



R in the Real World

Bioinformatics plots

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • preText - An R package to assess the effects of text preprocessing decisions.

  • seurat - R toolkit for single cell genomics

  • pecan - The Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer (PEcAn) is an integrated ecological bioinformatics toolbox.

Package Releases

  • colourpicker 1.0 - You can now select semi-transparent colours in R

  • Bio7 2.6 - Integrated development environment for ecological modelling

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations


R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • ‘Sys.timezone(location)’ is slightly less platform dependent, notably for ‘location = FALSE’.

  • Support for a system Java on macOS has been removed - install a fairly recent Oracle Java (see ‘R Installation and Administration’ §C.3.2).

  • The maximum number of DLLs that can be loaded into R e.g. via ‘dyn.load()’ has been increased up to 614 when the OS limit on the number of open files allows.

  • ‘R CMD javareconf’ has been updated to recognize the use of a Java 9 SDK on macOS.

Upcoming Events

  • RStudio conf 2018 January 31 to February 3
    rstudio::conf is about all things R and RStudio! Register & More infos

  • R/Finance 2018 June 1 and 2
    Applied Finance with R. More info

  • useR! 2018 July 10, 2018
    The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community.

More past events at R conferences & meetups.

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