Issue 29

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!


Digested by R Weekly Members


R in the Real World

International R

Worldwide R Meetups

R in Organization

Videos and Podcasts


New Packages and Tools

New Releases

  • tesseract 1.3 - Tesseract Update: Options and Languages
  • RcppAPT 0.0.3 - interface from R to the C++ library behind the awesome apt, apt-get, apt-cache.
  • Microsoft R Server 9.0 - Microsoft R Server 9.0 now available
  • dplyrXdf 0.90 - dplyrXdf is a package that brings dplyr pipelines and data transformation verbs to Microsoft R Server’s xdf files.
  • pdftools 1.0 - Pdftools provides utilities for extracting text, fonts, attachments and other data from PDF files.

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • Sys.timezone() now returns non-NA also on platforms such as Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS.

  • format(x) for an illegal "POSIXlt" object x no longer segfaults.

  • Failure to create file in tempdir() for compressed pdf() graphics device no longer errors (then later segfaults). There is now a warning instead of error and compression is turned off for the device.

  • Asking for methods() on "|" returns only S3 methods.

Upcoming Events

  • rstudio::conf 2017 January 13 and 14, 2017
    The conference about all things R and RStudio.

Quotes of the Week