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Announcing the 1st Bookdown Contest

July 26, 2018
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Announcing the 1st Bookdown Contest

Since the release of the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books written and published with bookdown. Currently there are about 200 books (including tutorials and notes) listed on bookdown.org alone! We have also heard about other applications of bookdown based on custom templates (e.g., dissertations). As popular as bookdown is becoming, especially with teachers,...

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The Revamped bookdown.org Website

July 24, 2018
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The Revamped bookdown.org Website

Since we announced the bookdown package in 2016, there have been a large number of books, reports, notes, and tutorials written with this package and published to https://bookdown.org. We were excited to see that! At the same time, however, ...

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Announcing the R Markdown Book

July 12, 2018
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Announcing the R Markdown Book

It is exciting for us to see the amazing growth of the R Markdown ecosystem over the four years since the creation of R Markdown in 2014. Now you can author many types of documents, and build a wide range of applications based on R Markdown. As an effort to unite and improve the documentation of the R Markdown...

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DT 0.4: Editing Tables, Smart Filtering, and More

March 28, 2018
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DT 0.4: Editing Tables, Smart Filtering, and More

It has been more than two years since we announced the initial version of the DT package. Today we want to highlight a few significant changes and new features in the recent releases v0.3 and v0.4. The full changes can be found in the release notes. Editable tables Now you can make a table editable through the new argument datatable(..., editable...

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Announcing blogdown: Create Websites with R Markdown

September 10, 2017
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Announcing blogdown: Create Websites with R Markdown

Today I’m excited to announce a new R package, blogdown, to help you create general-purpose (static) websites with R Markdown. The first version of blogdown is available on CRAN now, and you can install it with: install.packages("blogdown") The source package is hosted on Github in the repository rstudio/blogdown. Since blogdown is a new package, you may install and test the development...

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Announcing bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown

December 2, 2016
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Announcing bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown

We have released the R package bookdown (v0.3) to CRAN. It may be old news to some users, but we are happy to make an official announcement today. To install the package from CRAN, you can install.packages("bookdown") The bookdown package provides an easier way to write books and technical publications than traditional tools such as LaTeX and Word. It inherits the

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A New Version of DT (0.2) on CRAN

August 9, 2016
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A New Version of DT (0.2) on CRAN

The R package DT v0.2 is on CRAN now. You may install it from CRAN via install.packages('DT') or update your R packages if you have already installed it before. It has been over a year since the last CRAN release of DT, and there have been a lot of changes in both DT and the

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Leaflet: Interactive web maps with R

June 24, 2015
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Leaflet: Interactive web maps with R

We are excited to announce that a new package leaflet has been released on CRAN. The R package leaflet is an interface to the JavaScript library Leaflet to create interactive web maps. It was developed on top of the htmlwidgets framework, which means the maps can be rendered in R Markdown (v2) documents, Shiny apps, and RStudio IDE

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DT: An R interface to the DataTables library

June 24, 2015
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DT: An R interface to the DataTables library

We are happy to announce a new package DT is available on CRAN now. DT is an interface to the JavaScript library DataTables based on the htmlwidgets framework, to present rectangular R data objects (such as data frames and matrices) as HTML tables. You can filter, search, and sort the data in the table. See http://rstudio.github.io/DT/ for the full

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A Letter of Recommendation for Nan Xiao

November 17, 2014
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A Letter of Recommendation for Nan Xiao

I hope my letter could boost this guy up like: I'm not sure if I'm a good observer, but time and time again I feel some people are undervalued, or they were not given better opportunities to show their value. Not surprisingly, I know quite a few such people in the Chinese R/stats community, mainly because of the website Capital...

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