Issue 28

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Digested by R Weekly Members


Creating GeoJSON out of Shapefile in R

R in the Real World

How many Authors does the Prime Minister have for his speeches: A Stylometric Analysis

Can we predict flu deaths with Machine Learning and R?

Plotting my trips with ubeR

Analysis of software developers in New York, San Francisco, London and Bangalore

International R

R in Organization

R in Academia

Videos and Podcasts


New Packages and Tools

  • pushoverr - R Phone Home: Notifications with pushoverr
  • fauxpas - HTTP conditions package
  • elasticsearchr - a Lightweight Elasticsearch Client for R
  • subprocess - A new subprocess package for #RStats
  • ggguitar - This package allows you to create guitar tablature in the style of ggplot2.
  • Santa’s Little Helper – a function for randomly assigning Secret Santa presents
  • datapasta - Datapasta provides three Rstudio addins that give you complete freedom copy and paste data into your RStudio scource editor.
  • commonmark - High Performance CommonMark and Github Markdown Rendering in R

  • pdfsearch - pdfsearch adds the ability to do keyword searches on pdf files.

  • BERT - a newcomer in the R Excel connection

New Releases

  • Microsoft R Open 3.3.2 - Microsoft’s distribution of open source R.
  • D3PartitionR 0.3.0 - Plotting D3 Hierarchical Plots in R and Shiny
  • anytime 0.1.1 - anytime is a very focussed package aiming to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered … format to POSIXct (or Date) objects.

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • Check customization via environment variables to detect side effects of .Call() and .External() calls which alter their arguments is described in §8 of the R Internals manual.

  • The Just In Time byte code compiler is now enabled by default at level 3. For now, the compiler will not compile code containing explicit calls to browser(): this is to support single stepping from the browser() call.

  • JIT compilation can be disabled using compiler::enableJIT(0) or by setting environment variable R_ENABLE_JIT to 0.

Upcoming Events

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

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