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Issue 16

Hello and welcome to the new issue of R Weekly!

Highlight

Digested by R Weekly Members

News & Blog Posts

Tutorials

Build your own neural network classifier in R

Showing a different approach to making statistical tests

The palettes of Earth

R in Real World

Analyzing #first7jobs tweets with MonkeyLearn and R

Annual Mean Temperature Trends – 12 Airports

R for Fun

R in Organization

R in Academia

Video and Podcast

Resources

New Releases

New Packages & Tools

  • tidyverse - Easily install and load packages from the tidyverse.

  • rtide - a R package for predicting tide heights (US locations only currently).

  • esc - Effect Size Computation for Meta Analysis.

  • tidyjson - tidyjson provides tools for turning complex json into tidy data.

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • Arithmetic, logic (&, |) and comparison (aka relational, e.g., <, ==) operations with arrays now behave consistently, notably for arrays of length zero.

  • Arithmetic between length-1 arrays and longer non-arrays had silently dropped the array attributes and recycled. This now gives a warning and will signal an error in the future, as it has always for logic and comparison operations in these cases (e.g., compare matrix(1,1) + 2:3 and matrix(1,1) < 2:3).

  • R CMD config gains a --all option for printing names and values of all basic configure variables.

  • Arithmetic, logic (&, |) and comparison (aka relational, e.g., <, ==) operations with arrays now behave consistently. Arithmetic between length-1 arrays and longer non-arrays had silently dropped the array attributes and recycled. This now gives a warning and will signal an error in the future, as it has always for logic and comparison operations in these cases (e.g., compare matrix(1,1) + 2:3 and matrix(1,1) < 2:3).

Upcoming Events

  • EARL 2016 London 13 September - 15 September
    The primary focus of the Conference is the commercial usage of R across a range of industry sectors with the aim of sharing knowledge and applications of the language.

  • 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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