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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...

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