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ggplot2 2.2.0

November 15, 2016
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ggplot2 2.2.0

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 carried out by Thomas Pederson, who I

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svglite 1.2.0

November 14, 2016
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svglite 1.2.0

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 file, the fonts are needed in order

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Call for rstudio::conf lightning talks

October 18, 2016
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Call for rstudio::conf lightning talks

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 packages, and shiny apps are great

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haven 1.0.0

October 5, 2016
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haven 1.0.0

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 data frames in to SAS, SPSS,

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ggplot2 2.2.0 coming soon!

October 3, 2016
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ggplot2 2.2.0 coming soon!

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 2.1.0.9001. 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 the official release. Install the pre-release version

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tidyverse 1.0.0

September 15, 2016
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tidyverse 1.0.0

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 packages in the tidyverse and how

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lubridate 1.6.0

September 15, 2016
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lubridate 1.6.0

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 this release include: period() and duration() constructors now accept character

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forcats 0.1.0 🐈🐈🐈🐈

August 31, 2016
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forcats 0.1.0 🐈🐈🐈🐈

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 by Roger Peng, and stringsAsFactors = <sigh> by Thomas Lumley. If you use packages from

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tibble 1.2.0

August 29, 2016
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tibble 1.2.0

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 major changes: More options for adding individual

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stringr 1.1.0

August 24, 2016
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stringr 1.1.0

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.packages("stringr") This release is mostly bug fixes, but there

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