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Registration for eRum 2018 closes in two days!

April 27, 2018
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Registration for eRum 2018 closes in two days!

Why I’m going to eRum this year instead of useR! I have attended the useR! conferences every year now for the past 9 years, and loved it! However, this year I’m saddened that I won’t be able to go. This is because this year the conference will be held in Australia, and going there would require … Continue reading "Registration...

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R 3.5.0 is released! (major release with many new features)

April 24, 2018
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R 3.5.0 is released! (major release with many new features)

R 3.5.0 (codename “Joy in Playing”) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). This is a major release with many new features and bug fixes, the full list is provided below. Upgrading R on Windows and Mac If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the … Continue reading "R...

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R 3.4.3 is released (a bug-fix release)

December 8, 2017
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R 3.4.3 is released (a bug-fix release)

R 3.4.3 (codename “Kite-Eating Tree”) was released last week. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). As mentioned by David Smith, R 3.4.3 is primarily a bug-fix release: It fixes an issue with incorrect time zones on MacOS High Sierra, and some issues with handling Unicode characters. (Incidentally, representing international and … Continue reading "R...

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heatmaply: an R package for creating interactive cluster heatmaps for online publishing

October 30, 2017
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heatmaply: an R package for creating interactive cluster heatmaps for online publishing

This post on the heatmaply package is based on my recent paper from the journal bioinformatics (a link to a stable DOI). The paper was published just last week, and since it is released as CC-BY, I am permitted (and delighted) to republish it here in full. My co-authors for this paper are Jonathan Sidi, Alan O’Callaghan, and Carson Sievert. Summary: heatmaply is an R … Continue reading "heatmaply:...

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R 3.4.2 is released (with several bug fixes and a few performance improvements)

September 29, 2017
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R 3.4.2 is released (with several bug fixes and a few performance improvements)

R 3.4.2 (codename “Short Summer”) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). As mentioned by David Smith, R 3.4.2 includes a performance improvement for names: c() and unlist() are now more efficient in constructing the names(.) of their return value, thanks to a proposal by Suharto Anggono. (PR#17284) The full list of bug … Continue reading "R...

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R 3.4.1 is released – with some Windows related bug-fixes

July 11, 2017
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R 3.4.1 is released – with some Windows related bug-fixes

R 3.4.1 (codename “Single Candle”) was released several days ago. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). As mentioned last week by David Smith, R 3.4.1 includes several Windows related bug fixed: including an issue sometimes encountered when attempting to install packages on Windows, and problems displaying functions including Unicode characters … Continue reading "R...

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shinyHeatmaply – a shiny app for creating interactive cluster heatmaps

May 15, 2017
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shinyHeatmaply – a shiny app for creating interactive cluster heatmaps

My friend Jonathan Sidi and I (Tal Galili) are pleased to announce the release of shinyHeatmaply (0.1.0): a new Shiny application (and Shiny gadget) for creating interactive cluster heatmaps. shinyHeatmaply is based on the heatmaply R package which strives to make it easy as possible to create interactive cluster heatmaps. The app introduces a functionality that saves to disk a self … Continue reading "shinyHeatmaply...

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R 3.4.0 is released – with new speed upgrades and bug-fixes

April 24, 2017
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R 3.4.0 is released – with new speed upgrades and bug-fixes

R 3.4.0 (codename “You Stupid Darkness”) was released 3 days ago. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of bug fixes and new features is provided below. As mentioned two months ago by David Smith, R 3.4.0 indicates several major changes aimed at improving the performance of R in … Continue reading "R...

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R 3.3.3 is released!

March 7, 2017
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R 3.3.3 is released!

R 3.3.3 (codename “Another Canoe”) was released yesterday You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of bug fixes and new features is provided below. A quick summary by David Smith: R 3.3.3 fixes an issue related to attempting to use download.file on sites that automatically redirect from http … Continue reading "R...

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Data Driven Cheatsheets

January 25, 2017
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Data Driven Cheatsheets

Guest post by Jonathan Sidi Cheatsheets are currently built and used exclusivley as a teaching tool. We want to try and change this and produce a cheat sheet that gives a roadmap to build a known product, but also is built as a function so users can input data into it to make the cheatsheet … Continue reading "Data...

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