R Weekly 2017-39 Visualization, Hard Way, Hurricane



R in the Real World

Hurricane Irma visualization

US Oil Imports: A Tale of One Country

Mapping Fall Foliage with sf

Comparing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s Facebook pages during the US presidential election, 2016

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

pinp 0.0.2: Onwards

Package Releases

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations


Pirating Web Content Responsibly With R

Enterprise-ready dashboards with Shiny and databases

Multi-Dimensional Reduction and Visualisation with t-SNE

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Command line completion on :: now also includes lazy loaded data.

  • seq.POSIXt(*, by = "<n> DSTdays") now should work correctly in all cases and is faster. (PR#17342)

  • On Windows, file.rename internally retries the operation in case of error to recover from possible anti-virus interference.

  • on.exit() gains an optional argument after with default TRUE. Using after = FALSE with add = TRUE adds an exit expression on top of any existing ones. This way the expressions are run in a first in last out fashion. From Lionel Henry.

  • sys.on.exit() is now always evaluated in the right frame. From Lionel Henry.

  • The order of selection of OpenMP flags has been changed: Oracle Developer Studio 12.5 accepts -fopenmp and -xopenmp but only the latter enables OpenMP so it is now tried first.

  • fisher.test(*, workspace = <n>) now may also increase the internal stack size which allows larger problem to be solved, fixing PR#1662. Additionally, fixing PR#16654, a typo has been corrected which made the hybrid=TRUE method never be different than the default.

  • The methods package no longer directly copies slots (attributes) into a prototype that is of an “abnormal” (reference) type, like a symbol.

  • The methods package no longer attempts to call length<-() on NULL (during the bootstrap process).

  • The methods package correctly shows methods when there are multiple methods with the same signature for the same generic (still not fully supported, but at least the user can see them).

Upcoming Events

  • RStudio conf 2018 January 31 to February 3
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  • 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.

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Quotes of the Week