R Weekly 2017-41 Raspberry Pi, Markdown



R in the Real World

A Dive Into Some Global Flooding Data

Small multiples for the German elections 2017

Whom does India`s Prime Minister Follow on Twitter? A Text Mining Exercise.

Retrieve & process TV News chyrons with newsflash

Mapping ecosystems of software development

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • gghighlight - Highlight ggplot’s Lines and Points with Predicates


  • rCAEDDATA - Data from the California Department of Education in R

  • tfruns - Tools for TensorFlow Training Runs

  • xgboostExplainer - An R package that makes xgboost models fully interpretable

  • remedy - Addins to facilitate writing in markdown with RStudio.

Package Releases

R Internationally

Videos and Podcasts

  • NSSD 46 - Uncanny Valley of Stickerness - Hilary and Roger continue their late night contemplations about stickers, collecting new data for training machine learning algorithms, and paying for open (and closed) source software.

R in Organizations



WordR - A New R Package for Rendering Documents in MS Word Format

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • intToUtf8(multiple = FALSE) gains an argument to allow surrogate pairs to be interpreted.

  • isTRUE() is more tolerant and now true in

  • x <- rlnorm(99) isTRUE(median(x) == quantile(x)[“50%”])

  • New function isFALSE() defined analogously to isTRUE().

  • Fix calling of methods on S4 generics that dispatch on ... when the call contains ....

  • intToUtf8() converts integers corresponding to surrogate code points to NA rather than invalid UTF-8.

  • aspell() gains a filter for Markdown (.md and .Rmd) files.

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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