R Weekly 2017 Issue 16




R in the Real World

The Walking Dead TV Series is becoming worse season after season

Come Fly With Me (well, not really) — Comparing Involuntary Disembarking Rates Across U.S. Airlines in R

Videos and Podcasts

R Internationally

R in Academia


Create a pixel map with R

Plot inspiration via FiveThirtyEight

Impact of omitted variables on estimating causal effects - simulations

New Packages

Go Live for More New Pkgs

  • assertr - Data validation with the assertr package

  • fastqcR - An R Package Facilitating Quality Controls of Sequencing Data for Large Numbers of Samples

  • ggparliament - Simple parliament plots using ggplot2


Package Releases

Call for Participation

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

  • readRDS(url(....)) now works.

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