R Weekly 2017-25 Plain Text, New dplyr, Spaces Tabs



R in the Real World

Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Those Who Use Tabs

R in Academia

Videos and Podcasts

R in Organizations


New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦

  • ari - The automated R instructor

  • nneo - NEON API client

  • aargh - Easily Expose R Functions to Command Line Arguments

  • baseballDBR - A tool to gather and analyze data from the Baseball Databank.

Package Releases

Circular Visualization in R

  • ashr 2.1-21 - Methods for Adaptive Shrinkage, using Empirical Bayes

  • ggsci 2.7 - Scientific journal and sci-fi themed color palettes for ggplot2. New color palettes from JAMA, Tron Legacy, and Material Design.

ggsci 2.7

R Internationally


Up and running with blogdown

6 useful R functions you might not know

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • parse() no longer gives spurious warnings when extracting srcrefs from a file not encoded in the current locale.

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

  • factor() now uses order() to sort its levels, not sort.list(). This makes factor() support custom vector-like objects if methods for the appropriate generics are defined. This change has the side effect of making factor() succeed on empty or length-one non-atomic vector(-like) types (e.g., list), where it failed before.

  • fourfoldplot() could encounter integer overflow when calculating odds ratio.

  • factor() and hence droplevels() now keep attributes.

Upcoming Events

  • angletR 2017 June 28 - 30, 2017
    angletR aims to provide a national forum to exchange and share ideas on the use of R in different subjects such as visualisation, applied statistics, biostatistics and bioinformatics, Bayesian statistics, data analysis, Big Data, modelling, machine learning, high performance computing, etc.

  • useR! 2017 July 4, 2017
    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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