October 2014

R 3.1.2 released with over 6,000 CRAN packages available

October 31, 2014 | David Smith

The latest update to the world's most popular statistical data analysis software is now available. R 3.1.2 (codename: "Pumpkin Helmet") makes a number of minor improvements and bug fixes to the R language engine. You can see the complete list of changes here, which include improvements for the log-Normal distribution function, ... [Read more...]

Wrangling F1 Data With R – F1DataJunkie Book

October 30, 2014 | Tony Hirst

Earlier this year I started trying to pull together some of my #f1datajunkie R-related ramblings together in a book form. The project stalled, but to try to reboot it I’ve started publishing it as a living book over on Leanpub. Several of the chapters are incomplete – with TO ... [Read more...]

My Commonly Done ggplot2 graphs

October 30, 2014 | strictlystat

In my last post, I discussed how ggplot2 is not always the answer to the question “How should I plot this” and that base graphics were still very useful. Why Do I use ggplot2 then? The overall question still remains: why (do I) use ggplot2? ggplot2 vs lattice For one, ... [Read more...]

Parsing multipart/form-data with webutils

October 29, 2014 | Jeroen Ooms

As part of a larger effort to clean up and rewrite the opencpu package, some of the more general utilities will be moved into a new, separate package called webutils. The first release of webutils is now on CRAN. The package contains a simple ...
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Milestone: 6000 packages on CRAN

October 29, 2014 | Henrik Bengtsson

Another 1000 packages were added to CRAN and this time in less than 12 months. Today (2014-10-29) on The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) package page:"Currently, the CRAN package repository features 6000 available packages."Going from 5000 to 6... [Read more...]

Integrate R into applications with DeployR Open

October 29, 2014 | David Smith

If you ever find you need to embed the results of R functions — data, charts, or even a single calculation — into other applications, then you might want to take a look at DeployR Open. DeployR Open is an open-source server-based framework for R, that makes it easy to call out ... [Read more...]
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