R Weekly 2017 Issue 14



R in Organizations

Videos and Podcasts

R in the Real World

plot of chunk mar-30-2017-chart-1

Who is old? Visualizing the concept of prospective ageing with animated population pyramids

R Internationally



Customising Shiny Server HTML Pages

Most Popular Learners in mlr

New Packages & Tools

Go Live for More New Pkgs

  • dbplyr - Database (DBI) backend for dplyr

  • bismer - Generate Shakespearean insults

  • shinyWidgets - Extend widgets available in shiny

  • shinyjqui - jQuery UI interactions and effects for shiny

  • modules - Provides modules as an organizational unit for source code. Modules enforce to be more rigorous when defining dependencies and have a local search path. They can be used as a sub unit within packages or in scripts.

  • pRojects - R package for making projects for various R activities

New Releases

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • The deprecated support for PCRE versions older than 8.20 will be removed in R 3.4.1.

  • Make variables with names containing CXX1X are deprecated in favour of those using CXX11, but for the time being are still made available via file etc/Makeconf. Packages using them should be converted to the new forms and made dependence on R (>= 3.4.0).

  • 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.

  • terms.formula() ignored argument names when determining whether two terms were identical.

  • tools::latexToUtf8 went into an infinite loop when given certain inputs.

  • Formatting and printing of bibliography entries (bibentry) now by default shows the bibtex code also when there is more than one entry. This also affects citation(). Use options(citation.bibtex.max = 1) to revert to previous behavior.

  • More changes in R 3.4.0

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