For the third year running, the Google Summer of Code program has sponsored a number of students working with R, and has again resulted in several new contributions expanding R in various fields. Dirk Eddelbuettel, who coordinated the R-related projects for GSoC in 2010, summarized the results, with details about the new packages now available for R thanks to the students and their mentors:
- Two packages for automated differentiation in R (calculating numeric derivatives of multivariate functions)
- Adding graphical capabilities (based on ggplot2) to the Deducer GUI for R
- An R wrapper for GEOS, adding 2-D and 3-D geometry features to R
- A new package for social relations analyses in R
For more information about these projects, and links to download the new packages, check Dirk's post linked below.
Thinking Inside the Box: R Project and Google Summer of Code: Wrapping up