Articles by petermeissner

R treasures: modifyList()

September 2, 2020 | petermeissner

Sometimes, more precisely quite often, the standard libraries hold treasures that we are not aware of. Maybe they have obscure names, have been reinvented and shadowed by the newest cutting edge convenience package or one simply does not expect those t... [Read more...]

Simple Tabulations Made Simple

October 8, 2019 | petermeissner

The {tabit} package This is a blog post announcing the brand new micro package {tabit} that just made it to CRAN. 🙌 Thanks to all CRAN people 🙌 Motivation {tabit} is a package that is about making simple tabulations simple. My motivation for... [Read more...]

Using httr to Detect HTTP(s) Redirects

November 6, 2018 | petermeissner

The Summary In this short note I will write about the httr package and my need to detect whether or not an HTTP request had been redirected or not - it turns out this is quite easy. Along the way I will also show how to access information of an ... [Read more...]

Re-exporting the magrittr pipe operator

April 27, 2018 | petermeissner

… or how I stoped worrying and wrote a blog post to remember it ad infinitum. Magrittr’s pipe operator is one of those newish R-universe features that I really want to have around whenever I put some lines into an R-console. This is even TRUE when writing a package. So ... [Read more...]

Robotstxt Update – v0.6.0 on CRAN

February 11, 2018 | petermeissner

I just got the news from the CRAN-team that the robotstxt version update 0.6.0 was accepted and now is available. The robotstxt package aims at working with robots.txt files from within R by providing a parser as well as a permission checker - and s... [Read more...]

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