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July 2021: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

August 25, 2021 | R Views

One hundred eighty-three new packages stuck to CRAN in July. Here are my “Top 40” picks in eleven categories: Data, Ecology, Finance, Genomics, Machine Learning, Medicine, Science, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization. Although I don’t have any formal specification for these categories, I do my best to main my ...
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R / Medicine 2021

August 11, 2021 | R Views

R/Medicine 2021, the premier conference for the use of R in clinical applications is less than two weeks away! This conference reflects the increasing importance of data science, computational statistics and machine learning to clinical applications, and emphasizes the effectiveness of the R language as a vehicle for making data ...
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R Views Call for Documentation

August 3, 2021 | R Views

We at R Views believe that the R ecosystem, centered around CRAN and Bioconductor, is the world’s largest open repository of statistical knowledge. R packages provide implementations and examples for a tremendous number of statistical methods, procedures, and algorithms. Yet, the virtual library of the R ecosystem is far ...
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June 2021: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

July 25, 2021 | R Views

One hundred ninety-seven new packages made it to CRAN in June. Here are my selections for the “Top 40” in ten categories: Computational Methods, Data, Finance, Genomics, Machine Learning, Medicine, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization. The Medicine category includes multiple packages for medical reporting and table building. Note that eight ...
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May 2021: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

June 23, 2021 | R Views

Two hundred five packages made it to CRAN in May, but seven were removed before this post went to print. Here are my “Top40” picks in ten categories: Computational Methods, Data, Genomics, Machine Learning, Medicine, Science, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization. Computational Methods madgrad v0.1.0: Implements MADGRAD, a Momentumized, ... [Read more...]

Summer Conferences!

June 16, 2021 | R Views

Summer is here, but it is not too late sign up for some summer conferences. The following short list promises interesting speakers, a wide range of topics and plenty of R content. June (21 - 23) - The PSI 2021 conference is online and the Registration Portal is still open. Keynote speakers Alan ...
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Functional PCA with R

June 9, 2021 | R Views

In two previous posts, Introduction to Functional Data Analysis with R and Basic FDA Descriptive Statistics with R, I began looking into FDA from a beginners perspective. In this post, I would like to continue where I left off and investig...
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R for Public Health

June 1, 2021 | R Views

The COVID19 pandemic has raised the profile of public health workers at all levels from the nurses and doctors working on the front lines at our hospitals, to high level state and federal public health officials. I think its a good bet that eighteen months ago few of us had ...
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April 2021: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

May 24, 2021 | R Views

One hundred seventy-nine new packages made it to CRAN in April. Here are my “Top 40” picks in twelve categories: Computational Methods, Data, Genomics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Medicine, Networks, Operations Research, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization. Computational Methods abess v0.1.0: Provides a toolkit for solving the best subset selection problem ...
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Basic FDA Descriptive Statistics with R

May 13, 2021 | R Views

In a previous post, I introduced the topic of Functional Data Analysis (FDA). In that post, I provided some background on Functional Analysis, the mathematical theory that makes FDA possible, identified FDA resources that might be ...
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March 2021: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

April 21, 2021 | R Views

By my count, two hundred twenty-one new packages stuck to CRAN in March 2021.1 Here are my “Top 40” selections in twelve categories: Computational Methods, Data, Engineering, Genomics, Machine Learning, Medicine, Music, Networks, Science, Statistics, Utility, and Visualization. Two of these categories Engineering and Music have only one entry each. However, I ...
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COVID-19 Data Forum: Data Journalism

April 5, 2021 | R Views

The COVID-19 Data Forum, a joint project of the Stanford Data Science Institute and the R Consortium, is an ongoing series of multidisciplinary webinars where topic experts discuss data-related aspects of the scientific response to the pandemic. The most recent event, held on March 18, 2021, explored the role of data journalism ...
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What does it take to do a t-test?

March 28, 2021 | R Views

In this post, I examine the fundamental assumption of independence underlying the basic Independent two-sample t-test for comparing the means of two random samples. In addition to independence, we assume that both samples are draws from no...
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February 2021: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

March 18, 2021 | R Views

In February, two hundred forty-three new packages made it to CRAN, many of them very interesting and at least one entertaining. It was exceptionally difficult to pick the “Top 40”, but here they are, more or less, in eleven categories: Computational Methods, Data, Finance, Games, Genomics, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Medicine, Networks ...
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Cheat Sheets

March 9, 2021 | R Views

In a previous post, I described how I was captivated by the virtual landscape imagined by the RStudio education team while looking for resources on the RStudio website. In this post, I’ll take a look at Cheatsheets another amazing resource hiding in plain sight. Apparently, some time ago when ...
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2021 R Conferences

March 2, 2021 | R Views

It is not yet clear what lasting impact the Covid-19 pandemic will ultimately have on R conferences. We are still adapting to our inability to attend large events, and trying to make the best of the “silver lining” of virtual events which permit worldwide participation. The following is an attempt ...
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January 2020: “Top 40” New CRAN Packages

February 23, 2021 | R Views

Two hundred thirty new packages made it to CRAN in January. Here are my “Top 40” selections in ten categories: Data, Finance, Genomics, Machine Learning, Medicine, Science, Statistics, Time Series, Utilities, and Visualization. Data igoR v0.1.1: Provides tools to extract information from the Intergovernmental Organizations (‘IGO’) Database , version 3, provided by the ...
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