R News and Updates

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#1
I'm starting this thread out of frustration for my own oversight.

blog.revolutionanalytics.com was having an R webinar today (LINK) that looked insightful and interesting. I remembered it at 10:19, 19 minutes too late :mad:

The problem is there's some much R news in so many different places that it's often hard to keep track.

I propose we keep this thread going as a news update for R. Items may include release date for new versions of R, R journal releases, updates to reference cards, webinars, new packages and/or versions. I think that it would be best to limit the reply commenting on this thread as is the case with the Info for R users thread (LINK). We could post R news updates as we come across them from different locations, give a brief description if necessary and a link to the source page/site.

This thread has some crossover with the Info for R users thread and ITT: Recommend a package but I see it as a compliment to these threads. For instance if someone posts an interesting new package release this should also be shared on the ITT: Rec. a pack. thread as well but in more detail or if a new version of a manual or reference card becomes available we should also post that to the Info for R users thread, again, in more detail.

This thread will be more of a news ticker to avoid :mad: the frustration I experienced in missing the webinar today. If you all like it and it takes off great. If it doesn't take off I'll assume this was a dumb idea and put news reminders on my google calendar (though I should have done this anyway).
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#2
New package ISOweek: Week of the year and weekday according to ISO 8601
ISOweek is a small package which contains functions to substitute the %V and
%u formats which are not implemented on Windows.
In addition, the package offers functions to convert from standard calender
format yyyy-mm-dd to ISO 8601 week format yyyy-Www-d and vice versa.

ISOweek Link
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#3
Access 100M time series in R in under 60 seconds
DataMarket, a portal that provides access to more than
14,000 data sets from various public and private sector
organizations, has more than 100 million time series
available for download and analysis.

LINK
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#4
Package Release 8-26-11
DiceEval: Construction and evaluation of metamodels


Estimation, validation and prediction of metamodels (linear models, additive models, MARS,PolyMARS and Kriging)

LINK
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#6
Function Update 8-26-11
agrep: fixed argument update


‘agrep()’ gains a ‘fixed’ argument to optionally allow approximate regular expression matching.

LINK
 

Dason

Ambassador to the humans
#7
Function Update 8-26-11
help: html update


‘help(package = "pkg_name", help_type = "HTML")’ now gives HTML help on the package
rather than text help. (This gives direct access to the HTML version of the package manual.)

LINK
Your link actually links to a local file on the machine so if we don't have the file in the assumed location we can't get to it.
 

Link

Ninja say what!?!
#8
Just FYI on a related note: I like joining R users groups around the Bay Area to get updates and more exposure. You should see if there are groups around your area too with monthly meetings.
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#9
R Webinar Slides Available

If you missed this week's webinar from David Smith's
presentation Revolution R Enteprise: 100% R and More
slides available here:

LINK
 

jpkelley

TS Contributor
#11
Just FYI on a related note: I like joining R users groups around the Bay Area to get updates and more exposure. You should see if there are groups around your area too with monthly meetings.
Which Bay Area R User group have you found to be the best, Link? Someone in the IB department here at Berkeley started a listserv, but very few people contribute. Sort of lackluster.
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#12
Function Update 8-27-11
session: Functions for interacting with, saving and restoring R sessions


Utility functions for interacting with R processes from external programs. This package includes functions to save and restore session information (including loaded packages, and attached data objects), as well as functions to evaluate strings containing R commands and return the printed results or an execution transcript.

LINK
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#14
Function Update 8-27-11
jit: Just-in-time compiler for the R language


Enable just-in-time (JIT) compilation. The functions in this package are useful only under Ra and have no effect under R


LINK
LINK2
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#16
Just saw the new release on a beta version of knitr. it's a package that supposedly does what you wish sweave did. I can use sweave but I'm still not sold on it as being efficient. I see sweave a more of a way of producing reproducible research than saving time (unless you have to make adjustments after the paper has been written, then it may save time). Anyway I thought I'd share the link about knitr.

http://cloud.github.com/downloads/yihui/knitr/knitr-manual.pdf
 

trinker

ggplot2orBust
#20
Norman Matloff has released a book called The Art of R Programming: A Tour of Statistical Software Design(LINK). I think I'll get the university library to order it in so I can take it for a spin for free.