R Weekly 2017 Issue 1

Hello and welcome to this new issue!



Combine choropleth data with raster maps using R

Christmas Tree with ggplot

The Wordcloud2 library

R in the Real World

Popular Shows on

Building a Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu family tree

R in Organization

R in Academia


Videos and Podcasts


New Packages and Tools

  • naniar - Tools for numerical and visual summaries of NAs


  • piwikr - Web Analytics for Hackers

  • vueR - vue.js for R

  • intrval - Relational Operators for Intervals

  • fstrings - Python style fstrings for R.

  • autoinst - Automatically install packages when they are missing

New Releases

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core,

  • structure(NULL, ..) is now deprecated as you cannot set attributes on ‘NULL’.

  • HAVE_UINTPTR_T and HAVE_STDINT_H is now passed through to Rconfig.h such that Rinterface.h can use the proper types for stack variables.

  • pmin() and pmax() now work again for ‘ordered’ factors and 0-length S3 classed objects.

Upcoming Events

  • rstudio::conf 2017 January 12 and 14, 2017
    The conference about all things R and RStudio.

  • SatRday #2 Conference - Cape Town, South Africa 18 Feb, 2017
    The R community and some of South Africa’s most forward thinking companies have come together to bring satRday to Cape Town. This conference brings an opportunity to hear from and network with top Researchers, Data Scientists and Developers from all over the country and the world.

  • useR! 2017 July 4, 2017
    The annual useR! conference is the main meeting of the international R user and developer community. Its program consists of both invited and user-contributed presentations.

Quotes of the Week