R Weekly 2017 Issue 17


R in the Real World

What programming languages are used late at night?

Pokemon Types Distribution by Region [OC]

R in Organizations


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Network visualization with R

Playing with Prophet on Bike Sharing Demand Time Series

New Packages

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  • antiword - Wraps the AntiWord utility to extract text from Microsoft Word documents.

  • JeffLeekMeme - β€˜True’ facts about Jeff Leek

  • hgr - Tools to Work with the Postlight Mercury API. Mercury takes any web article and returns only the relevant content β€” headline, author, body text, relevant images and more.

  • mastodon - R based Mastodon client

  • roadoi - Use with R, a simple interface which links DOIs and open access versions of scholarly works. oaDOI powers unpaywall.

  • hoardr - Suite of tools for managing cached files, targeting use in other R packages.

  • glue - Interpreted String Literals

  • March β€˜17 New Package Picks

Package Releases


Call for Participation

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

Upcoming Events

  • R/Finance 2017 May 19 and 20, 2017
    From the inaugural conference in 2009, the annual R/Finance conference in Chicago has become the primary meeting for academics and practioners interested in using R in Finance.

  • CSAMA 2017 June 11 - 16, 2017
    Statistical Data Analysis for Genome-Scale Biology teaches statistical and computational analysis of multi-omics studies in biology and biomedicine. Practical hands-on exercises are based on the R / Bioconductor environment.

  • 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.

Quotes of the Week