Issue 23

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!


Digested by R Weekly Members

News & Blog Posts


Advanced Analytics with Power BI Embedded and R

facet_plot: a general solution to associate data with phylogenetic tree

R in the Real World

FiveThirtyEight's polling data for the US Presidential election

Comparing Symmetric Eigenvalue Performance

Is Hillary Clinton a Progressive? An Investigation Using Statistical Methods

R in Organization

Video and Podcast

New Releases

  • R 3.3.2 Sincere Pumpkin Patch

  • future 1.1.1 - Remote Processing Using Futures.

  • simmer 3.5.0 - simmer is a process-oriented and trajectory-based Discrete-Event Simulation (DES) package for R. Designed to be a generic framework like SimPy or SimJulia.

  • Rblpapi 0.3.5 - Rblpapi provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg Labs.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.7.500.0.0 - RcppArmadillo integrates this library with the R environment and language–and is widely used by (currently) 274 other packages on CRAN.

New Packages & Tools

  • September Package Picks

  • JMbayes - Multivariate Joint Models for Multiple Longitudinal Outcomes and a Time-to-Event.

  • rsparkling - Sparkling Water (H2O) Machine Learning. This package provides bindings to H2O’s distributed machine learning algorithms via sparklyr.

  • tilegramsR - R wrapper for Tilegrams.

  • Housing Market Analyzer - This Android application is a hybrid web app, built with R shiny.

  • prettyB - Prettified base graphics. All plotting functions work exactly as before, with the same inputs. The difference is that the defaults have been changed.


Upcoming Events

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

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