Articles by Matt's R Blog

tabr 0.3.0 on CRAN

July 2, 2019 | Matt's R Blog

The tabr package for creating guitar tablature (“tabs”) from R code is now available on CRAN. tabr provides programmatic music notation and a wrapper around LilyPond for creating quality guitar tablature. This post is just a quick update to mention that v0.3.0 has now been released on CRAN. And since ...
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epubr 0.6.0 CRAN release

January 10, 2019 | Matt's R Blog

The epubr R package provides functions supporting the reading and parsing of internal e-book content from EPUB files. It has been updated to v0.6.0 on CRAN. This post highlights new functionality. The key improvements focus on cases where EPUB files have poorly arranged text when loaded into R as a ... [Read more...]

My 2018 #rstats year in review

December 3, 2018 | Matt's R Blog

This past year in R has been a good one for me; productive, exciting, different. I decided it was worth taking a moment to reflect and share. Goals were set and met. There were also unexpected changes. CRAN A year ago, at the tail end of 2017, I pu...
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epubr 0.5.0 CRAN release

November 17, 2018 | Matt's R Blog

The epubr package provides functions supporting the reading and parsing of internal e-book content from EPUB files. This post briefly highlights the changes from v0.4.0. See the vignette for a more comprehensive introduction. Minor addition There is not much to see with the upgrade to version 0.5.0. Only one user function ... [Read more...]

trekfont: Star Trek-themed fonts package

May 23, 2018 | Matt's R Blog

trekfont is now available on CRAN. This is a simple data package that exposes 107 Star Trek font families. You might not want to use Star Trek fonts for work, but if you are making plots for fun and like Star Trek then these fonts are for you. This post gives ...
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Make memorable plots with memery. v0.3.0 now on CRAN.

November 8, 2017 | Matt's R Blog

Make memorable plots with memery. memery is an R package that generates internet memes including superimposed inset graphs and other atypical features, combining the visual impact of an attention-grabbing meme with graphic results of data analysis. Version 0.3.0 of memery is now on CRAN. The latest development version and a package ...
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apputils 0.5.0 released

October 23, 2017 | Matt's R Blog

Version 0.5.0 of the apputils R package has been released on GitHub. Complete documentation is available at the apputils website. The key updates are: Added exApp for running Shiny app package examples. Ported custom icons demo app to apputils. Included all current custom icons in example app, adding the newer linear ...
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Custom images for Shiny dashboard valueBox icons

January 10, 2017 | Matt's R Blog

The shinydashboard package provides functions like valueBox that conveniently display basic information like summary statistics. In addition to presenting a value and subtitle on a colored background, an icon may be included as well. However, the icon must come from either the Font Awesome or Glyphicon icon libraries and cannot ...
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mapmate 0.2.0

November 14, 2016 | Matt's R Blog

mapmate is under development and blog posts can become outdated quickly. Up to date mapmate documentation and tutorial examples can be found at the official mapmate Github pages. mapmate has now been updating from version 0.1.0 to 0.2.0 on Github. The key change is the incorporation of new functions, help docs and ... [Read more...]

R animation: global climate change

September 28, 2016 | Matt's R Blog

I have posted a new R data animation video. It’s an example animation of modeled historical and projected global temperature change from 1850 - 2100. The data prep, analysis, full processing and generation of all sets of still frames for each layer in the video are done using R. Typically an ... [Read more...]

R animation: global SNAP Shiny app users

March 24, 2016 | Matt's R Blog

For the blog readers, just a quick heads up that I have posted a new R data animation to YouTube. A complete post will follow, but for now here is the video. It displays the social network of SNAP Shiny app users over about the past year and a half ... [Read more...]

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