Packages

sparklyr 0.5

2017-01-24 Javier Luraschi
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We’re happy to announce that version 0.5 of the sparklyr package is now available on CRAN. The new version comes with many improvements over the first release, including: Extended dplyr support by implementing: do() and n_distinct(). New functions including sdf_quantile(), ft_tokenizer() and ft_regex_tokenizer(). Improved compatibility, sparklyr now respects the value of the ‘na.action’ R option and dim(), nrow() and ncol(). Experimental support for Livy to enable clients, including RStudio, to connect remotely to Apache Spark. Read more →

xml2 1.1.1

2017-01-24 Jim Hester
Today we are pleased to release version 1.1.1 of xml2. xml2 makes it easy to read, create, and modify XML with R. You can install it with: install.packages("xml2") As well as fixing many bugs, this release: Makes it easier to create an modify XML Improves roundtrip support between XML and lists Adds support for XML validation and XSLT transformations. You can see a full list of changes in the release notes. Read more →

Announcing bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown

2016-12-02 Yihui Xie
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We have released the R package bookdown (v0.3) to CRAN. It may be old news to some users, but we are happy to make an official announcement today. To install the package from CRAN, you can install.packages("bookdown") The bookdown package provides an easier way to write books and technical publications than traditional tools such as LaTeX and Word. It inherits the simplicity of syntax and flexibility for data analysis from R Markdown, and extends R Markdown for technical writing, so that you can make better use of document elements such as figures, tables, equations, theorems, citations, and references, etc. Read more →

Time is running out - register for Hadley Wickham's Master R in Melbourne!

2016-11-23 Roger Oberg
Want to Master R? There’s no better time or place than Hadley Wickham’s workshop on December 12th and 13th at the Cliftons in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-r-developer-workshop-melbourne-tickets-22546200292 (Note: Prices are in $US and VAT is not collected) Discounts are still available for academics (students or faculty) and for 5 or more attendees from any organization. Email training@rstudio.com if you have any questions about the workshop that you don’t find answered on the registration page. Read more →

svglite 1.2.0

2016-11-14 Hadley Wickham
Today we are pleased to release a new version of svglite. This release fixes many bugs, includes new documentation vignettes, and improves fonts support. You can install svglite with: install.packages("svglite") Font handling Fonts are tricky with SVG because they are needed at two stages: When creating the SVG file, the fonts are needed in order to correctly measure the amount space each character occupies. This is particularly important for plot that use plotmath. Read more →

Join Hadley Wickham's Master R Workshop in Melbourne, Australia December 12 & 13

2016-10-28 Roger Oberg
It’s nearly summeRtime in Australia! Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham for his popular Master R workshop in Melbourne. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-r-developer-workshop-melbourne-tickets-22546200292 Melbourne will be Hadley’s first and only scheduled Master R workshop in Australia. Whether you live or work nearby or you just need one more good reason to visit Melbourne in the Southern Hemisphere spring, consider joining him at the Cliftons Melbourne on December 12th and 13th. It’s a rare opportunity to learn from one of the R community’s most popular and innovative authors and package developers. Read more →

The schedule is out - rstudio:conf 2017

2016-10-13 Roger Oberg
rstudio::conf 2017, the conference on all things R and RStudio, is only 90 days away. Now is the time to claim your spot or grab one of the few remaining seats at Training Days - including the new Tidyverse workshop. REGISTER NOW Whether you’re already registered or still working on it, we’re delighted today to announce the full conference schedule, so that you can plan your days in Florida. rstudio::conf 2017 takes place January 12-14 at the Gaylord Resorts in Kissimmee, Florida. Read more →

shinythemes 1.1.1

2016-10-13 Winston Chang
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If there’s one word that could describe the default styling of Shiny applications, it might be “minimalist.” Shiny’s UI components are built using the Bootstrap web framework, and unless the appearance is customized, the application will be mostly white and light gray. Fortunately, it’s easy to add a bit of flavor to your Shiny application, with the shinythemes package. We’ve just released version 1.1.1 of shinythemes, which includes many new themes from bootswatch. Read more →

haven 1.0.0

2016-10-04 Hadley Wickham
I’m pleased to announce the release of haven. Haven is designed to faciliate the transfer of data between R and SAS, SPSS, and Stata. It makes it easy to read SAS, SPSS, and Stata file formats in to R data frames, and makes it easy to save your R data frames in to SAS, SPSS, and Stata if you need to collaborate with others using closed source statistical software. Install haven by running: Read more →

sparklyr — R interface for Apache Spark

2016-09-27 RStudio Team
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We’re excited today to announce sparklyr, a new package that provides an interface between R and Apache Spark. Over the past couple of years we’ve heard time and time again that people want a native dplyr interface to Spark, so we built one! sparklyr also provides interfaces to Spark’s distributed machine learning algorithms and much more. Highlights include: Interactively manipulate Spark data using both dplyr and SQL (via DBI). Read more →