Articles by hadleywickham

dbplyr 1.1.0

June 27, 2017 | hadleywickham

I’m pleased to announce the release of the dbplyr package, which now contains all dplyr code related to connecting to databases. This shouldn’t affect you-as-a-user much, but it makes dplyr simpler, and makes it easier to release improvements just for database related code. You can install the latest ... [Read more...]

bigrquery 0.4.0

June 26, 2017 | hadleywickham

I’m pleased to announce that bigrquery 0.4.0 is now on CRAN. bigrquery makes it possible to talk to Google’s BigQuery cloud database. It provides both DBI and dplyr backends so you can interact with BigQuery using either low-level SQL or high-level dplyr verbs. Install the latest version of bigrquery ... [Read more...]

dplyr 0.7.0

June 13, 2017 | hadleywickham

I’m pleased to announce that dplyr 0.7.0 is now on CRAN! (This was dplyr 0.6.0 previously; more on that below.) dplyr provides a “grammar” of data transformation, making it easy and elegant to solve the most common data manipulation challenges. dplyr supports multiple backends: as well as in-memory data frames, you ... [Read more...]

dplyr 0.6.0 coming soon!

April 13, 2017 | hadleywickham

I’m planning to submit dplyr 0.6.0 to CRAN on May 11 (in four weeks time). In preparation, I’d like to announce that the release candidate, dplyr is now available. I would really appreciate it if you’d try it out and report any problems. This will ensure that the official ... [Read more...]

tidyverse updates

April 12, 2017 | hadleywickham

Over the couple of months there have been a bunch of smaller releases to packages in the tidyverse. This includes: forcats 0.2.0, for working with factors. readr 1.1.0, for reading flat-files from disk. stringr 1.2.0, for manipulating strings. tibble 1.3.0, a modern re-imagining of the data frame. This blog post summarises the most important ... [Read more...]

roxygen2 6.0.0

February 1, 2017 | hadleywickham

roxygen2 6.0.0 is now available on CRAN. roxygen2 helps you document your packages by turning specially formatted inline comments into R’s standard Rd format. It automates everything that can be automated, and provides helpers for sharing documentation between topics. Learn more at Install ... [Read more...]

ggplot2 2.2.0

November 15, 2016 | hadleywickham

I’m very pleased to announce ggplot2 2.2.0. It includes four major new features: Subtitles and captions. A large rewrite of the facetting system. Improved theme options. Better stacking. It also includes as numerous bug fixes and minor improvements, as described in the release notes. The majority of this work was ...
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svglite 1.2.0

November 14, 2016 | hadleywickham

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 ... [Read more...]

Call for rstudio::conf lightning talks

October 18, 2016 | hadleywickham

We are excited to announce that submissions for lightning talks at rstudio::conf are now open! Lightning talks are short (5 minute) high energy presentations that give you the chance to talk about an interesting project that you’ve tackled with R. Short talks, or demos of your R code, R ... [Read more...]

haven 1.0.0

October 5, 2016 | hadleywickham

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 ... [Read more...]

ggplot2 2.2.0 coming soon!

October 3, 2016 | hadleywickham

I’m planning to release ggplot2 2.2.0 in early November. In preparation, I’d like to announce that a release candidate is now available: version Please try it out, and file an issue on GitHub if you discover any problems. I hope we can find and fix any major issues before ...
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tidyverse 1.0.0

September 15, 2016 | hadleywickham

The tidyverse is a set of packages that work in harmony because they share common data representations and API design. The tidyverse package is designed to make it easy to install and load core packages from the tidyverse in a single command. The best place to learn about all the ... [Read more...]

lubridate 1.6.0

September 15, 2016 | hadleywickham

I am pleased to announced lubridate 1.6.0. Lubridate is designed to make working with dates and times as pleasant as possible, and is maintained by Vitalie Spinu. You can install the latest version with: install.packages("lubridate") This release includes a range of bug fixes and minor improvements. Some highlights from ... [Read more...]

forcats 0.1.0 ????

August 31, 2016 | hadleywickham

I’m excited to announce forcats, a new package for categorical variables, or factors. Factors have a bad rap in R because they often turn up when you don’t want them. That’s because historically, factors were more convenient than character vectors, as discussed in stringsAsFactors: An unauthorized biography ...
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tibble 1.2.0

August 29, 2016 | hadleywickham

We’re proud to announce version 1.2.0 of the tibble package. Tibbles are a modern reimagining of the data frame, keeping what time has shown to be effective, and throwing out what is not. Grab the latest version with: install.packages("tibble") This is mostly a maintenance release, with the following ... [Read more...]

stringr 1.1.0

August 24, 2016 | hadleywickham

I’m pleased to announce version 1.1.0 of stringr. stringr makes string manipulation easier by using consistent function and argument names, and eliminating options that you don’t need 95% of the time. To get started with stringr, check out the strings chapter in R for data science. Install it with: install.... [Read more...]

tidyr 0.6.0

August 15, 2016 | hadleywickham

I’m pleased to announce tidyr 0.6.0. 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 ... [Read more...]

readr 1.0.0

August 5, 2016 | hadleywickham

readr 1.0.0 is now available on CRAN. readr makes it easy to read many types of rectangular data, including csv, tsv and fixed width files. Compared to base equivalents like read.csv(), readr is much faster and gives more convenient output: it never converts strings to factors, can parse date/times, ... [Read more...]

tibble 1.1

July 5, 2016 | hadleywickham

We’re proud to announce version 1.1 of the tibble package. Tibbles are a modern reimagining of the data frame, keeping what time has shown to be effective, and throwing out what is not. Grab the latest version with: install.packages("tibble") There are three major new features: A more consistent ... [Read more...]

httr 1.2.0

July 5, 2016 | hadleywickham

httr 1.2.0 is now available on CRAN. The httr package makes it easy to talk to web APIs from R. Learn more in the quick start vignette. Install the latest version with: install.packages("httr") There are a few small new features: New RETRY() function allows you to retry a request ... [Read more...]
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