Version 0.9.0 of eeptools released!

September 22, 2015

(This article was first published on Data, Evidence, and Policy - Jared Knowles, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A long overdue overhaul of my eeptools package for R was released to CRAN today and should be showing up in the mirrors soon. The release notes for this version are extensive as this represents a modernization of the package infrastructure and the reimagining of many of the utility functions contained in the package. From the release notes:

This is a major update including removing little used functions and renaming
and restructuring functions.

New Functionality

  • A new package vignette is now included
  • nth_max function for finding the nth highest value in a vector
  • retained_calc now accepts user specified values for sid and grade
  • destring function deprecated and renamed to makenum to better reflect the
    use of the function
  • crosstabs function exported to allow the user to generate the data behind
    crosstabplot but not draw the plot


  • dropbox_source deprecated, use the rdrop2 package
  • plotForWord function deprecated in favor of packages like knitr and rmarkdown
  • mapmerge2 has been deprecated in favor of a tested mapmerge
  • mosaictabs.labels has been deprecated in favor of crosstabplot

Bug Fixes

  • nsims in gelmansim was renamed to n.sims to align with the arm package
  • Fixed bug in retained_calc where user specified sid resulted in wrong
    ids being returned
  • Inserted a meaningful error in age_calc when the enddate is before the date
    of birth
  • Fixed issue with age_calc which lead to wrong fraction of age during leap
  • lag_data now can do leads and lags and includes proper error messages
  • fix major bugs for statamode including faulty default to method and returning
    objects of the wrong class
  • add unit tests and continuous integration support for better package updating
  • fix behavior of max_mis in cases when it is passed an empty vector or a
    vector of NA
  • leading_zero function made robust to negative values
  • added NA handling options to cutoff and thresh
  • Codebase is now tested with lintr to improve readability

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