R Weekly 2023-W23 gptstudio, Web Scraping with R

This week’s release was curated by Jon Calder, with help from the R Weekly team members and contributors.



R in the Real World

R in Organizations

R in Academia


  • Data Visualization with R: Use R, ggplot2, and the principles of graphic design to create beautiful and truthful visualizations of data

Data Visualization with R

New Packages

📦 Go Live for More New Pkgs 📦


  • {mirai.promises} 0.1.0: use ‘mirai’ as ‘promises’ for easy integration in ‘plumber’ or ‘shiny’ pipelines.

  • xlcutter 0.1.0: Parse Batches of ‘xlsx’ Files Based on a Template

Screenshot of a template defined to parse the non-rectangular excel files with xlcutter

  • {glossary 1.0.0}: Add glossaries to markdown and quarto documents by tagging individual words. Definitions can be provided inline or in a separate file

Updated Packages

🔍 Search on R-universe 🔍

  • {nanonext} 0.9.0: R binding for NNG (Nanomsg Next Gen) Lightweight Messaging Library

  • {NIMBLE} 1.0.0: A system for building and sharing analysis methods for statistical models, especially for hierarchical models and computationally-intensive methods (such as MCMC and SMC)

  • {attachment} 0.4.0: Breaking changes and configuration file for a better experience

  • {countrycode} 1.5.0: Standardize country names, convert them into one of 40 different coding schemes, convert between coding schemes, and assign region descriptors

Videos and Podcasts

R Internationally


How to make fancy road trip maps with R and OpenStreetMap

New in {gt} 0.9.0: Interactive tables

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core:

R Contributor Office Hours, Thursday June 8: Europe/Middle East/Asia-Pacific Hour or Americas Hour

Join an online Office Hour at the time that suits you to:

  • discuss how to get started contributing to R
  • get help/feedback on contributions you are working on
  • look at open bugs/work on translations together

Upcoming Events in 3 Months

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Quotes of the Week