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Twitter has seen a recent trend of “first 7” and “favorite 7” hashtags, like #7FirstJobs and #7FavFilms. Last week I added one to the mix, about my 7 favorite R packages:
devtoolsdplyrggplot2knitrRcpprmarkdownshiny#7FavPackages #rstats— David Robinson (@drob) August 16, 2016
Hadley Wickham agreed to share his own, but on one condition:

Version 0.1.1 of the package stplanr has been released on CRAN. This is a major update with many new functions and a new class definition, SpatialLinesNetwork, for route planning and network analysis using igraph. This short post, by myself and package co-author Richard Ellison describes how stplanr can be used for transport research with a few simple...

by Andrie de Vries My experience of UseR!2015 drew to an end shortly after I gave a Kaleidoscope presentation discussing "The Network Structure of CRAN". My talk drew heavily on two previous blog posts, Finding the essential R packages using the pagerank algorithm and Finding clusters of CRAN packages using igraph. However, in this talk I went further, attempting...

More excellent talks today! Andrie de Vries of Microsoft kicked off today’s talks with a demo of checkpoint. This is his package for assisting reproducibility by letting you install packages from a specific date. The idea is that a lot of R packages, particularly those from PhD projects don’t get maintained, and suffer bitrot. That

I first became interested in networks when reading Matthew O’Jackson’s 2010 paper describing networks in economics. At some point during the 2014 ebola outbreak, I became interested in how the disease could actually come to the U.S. I was caught up with work/classes at the time, but decided to use airline flight data to at least explore the … Continue reading...

I first became interested in networks when reading Matthew O’Jackson’s 2010 paper describing their application to economics. During the 2014 ebola outbreak, there was a lot of concern over the disease spreading to the U.S.. I was caught up with work/classes at the time, but decided to use airline flight data to at least explore the question. The source … Continue reading...

In this post, I will focus on the analysis of available R packages and the behavior of its users. In essence, this involves looking at the data in two different ways (1) relationships among available R packages in CRAN and (2) tracking the behavior of R users through download logs on CRAN mirrors. I will

With the growing popularity of R, there is an associated increase in the popularity of online forums to ask questions. One of the most popular sites is StackOverflow, where more than 60 thousand questions have been asked and tagged to be related to R. On the same page, you can also find related tags. Among the top 15 tags...

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