Episode 21: Talking Rcpp and More With Dirk Eddelbuettel

Posted on Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 | Category: Podcast
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!

Show 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


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Music Credits


Dirk Eddelbuettel

Dirk Eddelbuettel

Dirk is an active member of the R community in many capacities. He is a board member of the R Foundation, author/maintainer of the Rcpp package, maintainer of the finance and high-performance computing task views on CRAN, and is a maintainer for R packages on Debian.


Eric Nantz

Eric Nantz

Eric Nantz is a principal research scientist at a large life sciences company, creating innovative analytical pipelines and capabilities supporting study designs and analyses. Outside of his day job, Eric is passionate about connecting with the R community as the creator/host of the R-Podcast, Shiny Developer Series, and a curator / podcast host for the R Weekly project. Plus, he likes to share his adventures with R and general computing on Twitch livestreams at twitch.tv/rpodcast.