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testthat 1.0.0

April 28, 2016
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testthat 1.0.0

testthat 1.0.0 is now available on CRAN. Testthat makes it easy to turn your existing informal tests into formal automated tests that you can rerun quickly and easily. Learn more at http://r-pkgs.had.co.nz/tests.html. Install the latest version with: install.packages("testthat") This version of testthat saw a major behind the scenes overhaul. This is the reason for the

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Feather: A Fast On-Disk Format for Data Frames for R and Python, powered by Apache Arrow

March 29, 2016
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Feather: A Fast On-Disk Format for Data Frames for R and Python, powered by Apache Arrow

Wes McKinney, Software Engineer, Cloudera Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist, RStudio This past January, we (Hadley and Wes) met and discussed some of the systems challenges facing the Python and R open source communities. In particular, we wanted to see if there were some opportunities to collaborate on tools for improving interoperability between Python, R, and

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tibble 1.0.0

March 24, 2016
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tibble 1.0.0

I’m pleased to announce tibble, a new package for manipulating and printing data frames in R. Tibbles are a modern reimagining of the data.frame, keeping what time has proven to be effective, and throwing out what is not. The name comes from dplyr: originally you created these objects with tbl_df(), which was most easily pronounced

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ggplot2 2.1.0

March 4, 2016
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ggplot2 2.1.0

I’m very pleased to announce the release of ggplot2 2.1.0, scales 0.4.0, and gtable 0.2.0. These are set of relatively minor updates that fix a whole bunch of little problems that crept in during the last big update. The most important changes are described below. When mapping an aesthetic to a constant the default guide

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tidyr 0.4.0

February 2, 2016
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tidyr 0.4.0

I’m pleased to announce tidyr 0.4.0. tidyr makes it easy to “tidy” your data, storing it in a consistent form so that it’s easy to manipulate, visualise and model. Tidy data has a simple convention: put variables in the columns and observations in the rows. You can learn more about it in the tidy data

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httr 1.1.0 (and 1.0.0)

February 2, 2016
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httr 1.1.0 (and 1.0.0)

httr 1.1.0 is now available on CRAN. The httr packages makes it easy to talk to web APIs from R. Learn more in the quick start vignette. Install the latest version with: install.packages("devtools") When writing this blog post I discovered that I forgot to annouce httr 1.0.0. This was a major release marking the transition

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Devtools 1.10.0

February 2, 2016
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Devtools 1.10.0

Devtools 1.10.0 is now available on CRAN. Devtools makes package building so easy that a package can become your default way to organise code, data, documentation, and tests. You can learn more about creating your own package in R packages. Install devtools with: install.packages("devtools") This version is mostly a collection of bug fixes and minor

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purrr 0.2.0

January 6, 2016
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purrr 0.2.0

I’m pleased to announce purrr 0.2.0. Purrr fills in the missing pieces in R’s functional programming tools, and is designed to make your pure (and now) type-stable functions purrr. I’m still working out exactly what purrr should do, and how it compares to existing functions in base R, dplyr, and tidyr. One main insight that

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ggplot 2.0.0

December 22, 2015
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I’m very pleased to announce the release of ggplot2 2.0.0. I know I promised that there wouldn’t be any more updates, but while working on the 2nd edition of the ggplot2 book, I just couldn’t stop myself from fixing some long standing problems. On the scale of ggplot2 releases, this one is huge with over

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svglite 1.0.0

December 10, 2015
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svglite 1.0.0

I’m pleased to announced a new package for producing SVGs from R: svglite. This package is a fork of Matthieu Decorde RSvgDevice and wouldn’t be possible without his hard work. I’d also like to thank David Gohel who wrote the gdtools package: it solves all the hardest problems associated with making good SVGs from R.

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