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R 3.1.3 is released (+ easy upgrading for Windows users with the installr package)

March 9, 2015
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R 3.1.3 is released (+ easy upgrading for Windows users with the installr package)

R 3.1.3 (codename “Smooth Sidewalk”) was released today. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.1.3 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr package. … Continue reading...

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The ensurer package (validation inside pipes)

November 19, 2014
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The ensurer package (validation inside pipes)

Guest post by Stefan Holst Milton Bache on the ensurer package. If you use R in a production environment, you have most likely experienced that some circumstances change in ways that will make your R scripts run into trouble. Many things can go wrong; package updates, external data sources, daylight savings time, etc. There is a general

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Analyzing coverage of R unit tests in packages – the {testCoverage} package

November 4, 2014
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Analyzing coverage of R unit tests in packages – the {testCoverage} package

(guest post by Andy Nicholls and the team of Mango Business Solutions) Introduction Testing is a crucial component in ensuring that the correct analyses are deployed. However it is often considered unglamorous; a poor relation in terms of the time and resources allocated to it in the process of developing a package. But with the

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R 3.1.2 release (and upgrading for Windows users)

November 3, 2014
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R 3.1.2 release (and upgrading for Windows users)

R 3.1.2 (codename “Pumpkin Helmet“) was released last week. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.1.2 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr

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Simpler R coding with pipes > the present and future of the magrittr package

August 5, 2014
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Simpler R coding with pipes > the present and future of the magrittr package

This is a guest post by Stefan Milton, the author of the magrittr package which introduces the %>% operator to R programming. Preface (by Tal Galili) I was first introduced to the %>% (a.k.a: pipe) operator in R, thanks to Hadley Wickham’s (fascinating) dplyr tutorial (link to the workshop’s material) at useR!2014. After several discussions during the conference (including one very

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R 3.1.1 is released (and how to quickly update it on Windows OS)

July 10, 2014
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R 3.1.1 is released (and how to quickly update it on Windows OS)

R 3.1.1 (codename “Sock it to Me“) was released today! You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.1.1 on Windows If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the

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The dendextend package for visualizing and comparing trees of hierarchical clusterings (slides from useR!2014)

July 3, 2014
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The dendextend package for visualizing and comparing trees of hierarchical clusterings (slides from useR!2014)

This week I presented in the useR!2014 my package dendextend (also on github), for easily manipulating, visualizing, and comparing dendrograms. Put simply, it is a package designed to easily create figures like these: Here is my presentation from useR: You are also invited to give a look to the current version of the package vignettes: https://github.com/talgalili/dendextend/blob/master/vignettes/dendextend-tutorial.pdf I

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R 3.1.0 is released!

April 10, 2014
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R 3.1.0 is released!

R 3.1.0 (codename “Spring Dance“) was released today! You can get the source code from http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/R-3/R-3.1.0.tar.gz or wait for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site nearer to you. Binaries for various platforms will appear in due course. The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.1.0 You can

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R 3.0.3 is released

March 10, 2014
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R 3.0.3 is released

R 3.0.3 (codename “Warm Puppy) was released several days ago. The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below. Upgrading to R 3.0.3 You can download the latest version from here. Or, if you are using Windows, you can upgrade to the latest version using the installr package. Simply run the following

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R-users.com: invite fellow R-users to Jobs, conferences, and R-projects

March 6, 2014
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R-users.com: invite fellow R-users to Jobs, conferences, and R-projects

Dear R users, I am happy to officially announce a new website called R-users.com. The idea of the site is that community members will invite other R users to join them in their R projects, conferences, and work places. This site is a “job board” for R users, hosting various “call to action” to R-users,

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