Issue 17

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!


Digested by R Weekly Members

News & Blog Posts


How I made some Pokémon Business Cards

Turning keywords into a co-occurrence network

R in the Real World

Analysing the Modelled Territorial Authority GDP estimates for New Zealand

Some insights in soccer transfers using Market Basket Analysis

R in Organization

R in Academia

Video and Podcast


New Releases

  • Rattle 5.0.0 Alpha - ggraptR and Microsoft R Support.

  • Shiny 0.14 - Bookmarkable state, notifications, progress indicators, modal windows and more.

  • tidyverse 1.0.0 - The tidyverse is a set of packages that work in harmony because they share common data representations and API design.

  • DOM 0.2 - ‘DOM’ package adds the ability to append SVG content to a web page.

  • OpenStreetMap 0.3.3 - Access to Open Street Map Raster Images.

  • imager 0.30 - imager is an R package for image processing, based on CImg.

  • stringdist - Approximate String Matching and String Distance Functions.

  • Hunspell 2.0 - High-Performance Stemmer, Tokenizer, and Spell Checker for R.

  • lubridate 1.6.0 - Make Dealing with Dates a Little Easier.

New Packages & Tools

  • anytime 0.0.1 - Anything to ‘POSIXct’ or ‘Date’ Converter.

  • shinyLP 1.0.0 - Bootstrap landing home pages for shiny apps.

  • HIBPwned 0.1.3 - Bindings for the ‘’ Data Breach API.

  • simputation - Easy to use interfaces to a number of imputation methods.

  • ClusterR 1.0.1 - Gaussian Mixture Models, K-Means, Mini-Batch-Kmeans and K-Medoids Clustering.

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • Use of the C/C++ macro NO_C_HEADERS is deprecated (no C headers are included by R headers from C++ as from R 3.3.0, so it should no longer be needed).

  • apropos() and find(simple.words = FALSE) no longer match object names starting with . which are known to be internal objects (such as .__S3MethodsTable__.).

  • Connections now print() without error, even if invalid, i.e., typically after having been closed.

  • R CMD check now checks that output files in inst/doc are newer than the source files in vignettes.

  • For consistency with other package subdirectories, files named *.r in the tests directory are now recognized as tests by R CMD check.

Upcoming Events

  • eRum 2016 Poznan, Poland 12 October - 14 October
    European R users meeting (eRum) is an international conference that aims at integrating users of the R language. eRum 2016 will be a good chance to exchange experiences, broaden knowledge on R and collaborate.

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