The R-Podcast

Giving practical advice on how to use R for powerful and innovative data analyses.

The R-Podcast Episode 22: Diving in to drake with Will Landau

In this episode of the R-Podcast I have a conversation with my colleague Will Landau about his new R package drake that provides a powerful build system for analysis pipelines. In addition we have a fun R community roundup, listener feedback, and a couple of package picks to give you a gentle nod and a fun way to explore interpolation. If you have ideas for topics, questions, or other types of feedback, get in touch with me by heading over to the R-Podcast site at r-podcast.org, sending a note to thercast[at]gmail.com, or contacting me at @thercast on Twitter. As always thanks for tuning in and I hope you enjoy episode 22 of the R-Podcast!

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Episode 22 Notes

R Community Roundup

Listener Feedback

Package Picks

  • remindR: In code text reminders to aid code development by Bert Gunter
  • fluidSpine: Htmlwidget that allows users to interact with locations of points on a plot by Jonathan Sidi (@yoniceedee)

Feedback

  • Leave a comment on this episode's post
  • Email the show: thercast[at]gmail.com
  • Use the R-Podcast contact page
  • Leave a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780

Music Credits

The R-Podcast Episode 21: Talking Rcpp and more with Dirk Eddelbuettel

The R-Podcast concludes its coverage of rstudio::conf by chatting with R Foundation member and Rcpp author Dirk Eddelbuettel! We cover a variety of topics including the state of Rcpp, how the integration of Rcpp in RStudio came about, and his perspective on Linux in the R community. Plus a new batch of listener feedback and a package pick that gives your shiny apps and rmarkdown reports a little more bootstrap polish. Enjoy episode 21 of the R-Podcast!

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Episode 21 Notes

R Community Roundup

Listener Feedback

Package Pick

  • bsplus: Provide access to some useful Bootstrap components for rmarkdown html-documents and shiny apps by Ian Lyttle

Feedback

  • Leave a comment on this episode's post
  • Email the show: thercast[at]gmail.com
  • Use the R-Podcast contact page
  • Leave a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780

Music Credits

The R-Podcast Episode 20: More interviews from rstudio::conf with Javier Luraschi and Garrett Grolemund

In episode 20 I'm happy to bring you more great interviews with members of RStudio from rstudio::conf! I had the pleasure of chatting with software engineer Javier Luraschi to discuss Apache Spark and the new sparklyr package that allows R users to connect directly to a Spark cluster for high-performance data analyses. In addition you will hear from RStudio's master instructor Garret Grolemund to get his recommendations for teaching R and the highly-acclaimed R for Data Science book. All of this plus a package pick that could enable me to use R in my podcast workflow in episode 20 of the R-Podcast!

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Episode 20 Show Notes

Package Pick

Feedback

  • Leave a comment on this episode's post
  • Email the show: thercast[at]gmail.com
  • Use the R-Podcast contact page
  • Leave a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780

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The R-Podcast Episode 19: Talking Shiny at RStudio Conf with Barbara Borges and Dean Attali

The R-Podcast has landed in Orlando for the first ever rstudio::conf! Our coverage begins with two excellent interviews: First I talk with Bárbara Borges Ribeiro, software engineer at RStudio about her journey to using R and her advice for developing Shiny apps. Then Dean Attali makes his return to the show and we discuss R's role in his graduate research and his experiences as a Shiny consultant. All of this plus a package pick that can give Shiny app users a helping hand. I hope you enjoy episode 19 of the R-Podcast!

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Episode 19 Show Notes

Links from the interviews

Package pick

News

  • Rweekly.org: Weekly updates from the entire R Community

Feedback

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  • Leave a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780

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The R-Podcast Episode 18: Interviews with the RStudio Team

The R-Podcast concludes its series on the Shiny Developer Conference with a jam-packed episode featuring two interviews with members of the RStudio team! In part one I have a panel discussion with JJ Allaire, Jeff Allen, and Hadley Wickham to get their impressions of the conference and some exciting new features in the latest version of the RStudio IDE. In part two I have an extended conversation with Joe Cheng to discuss the origins of Shiny, how the conference came together, and ideas for future enhancements of shiny. All of this and more on episode 18 of the R-Podcast!

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Episode 18 Show Notes

Package Pick

Feedback

  • Leave a comment on this episode's post
  • Email the show: thercast[at]gmail.com
  • Use the R-Podcast contact page
  • Leave a voicemail at +1-269-849-9780

Music Credits