R Weekly 2017 Issue 15




R in the Real World

The Most Popular Languages for Data Scientists/Engineers

R in Organizations

Videos and Podcasts


An Introduction to Stock Market Data Analysis with R

R⁶ — Snow Day Facets

Shapefiles and GGplot2

New Packages & Tools

Go Live for More New Pkgs

  • PolYamoR - Two-way translator between Python and R

  • DuckduckR - DuckDuckGo’s Instant Answer API for R

  • texPreview - Compile and Preview Snippets of ‘LaTeX’ in ‘RStudio’

  • ggspatial - Spatial data framework for ggplot2


New Releases

  • Microsoft R Open 3.3.3

  • Bio7 2.5 - IDE for ecological modelling and contains powerful tools for model creation, scientific image analysis and statistical analysis.

  • RApiDatetime 0.0.3 - C-level datetime code from R for C-level use by other packages.

Call for Participation

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • Fix problems in command completion: Crash (PR#17222) and junk display in Windows, handling special characters in filenames on all systems.

  • callNextMethod() was broken when called from a method that augments the formal arguments of a primitive generic.

  • Coercion of an S4 object to a vector during sub-assignment into a vector failed to dispatch through the as.vector() generic (often leading to a segfault).

  • One can now choose from alternative matrix product implementations via options(matprod = ). The "internal" implementation is not optimized for speed but consistent in precision with other summations in R (using long double accumulators where available). "blas" calls BLAS directly for best speed, but usually with undefined behavior for inputs with NaN/Inf.

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