July 16, 2020


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RStudio Conference 2020 videos you don’t want to miss

With dozens of RStudio Conference films now available on-line, it is difficult to know exactly...

With dozens of RStudio Conference films now available on-line, it is difficult to know exactly where to commence. I hope this look at some of my favorites will enable get you started out!

Error messages in R

I could probably check out Jenny Bryan teach data entry (oh, that seems to be exciting, possibly I want to consider typing in a thousand rows . . . . ). But in this keynote, she tackles a significantly much more persuasive subject matter: dealing with mistakes in R. There’s a great deal of handy guidance below, which she shares in an partaking, relatable way. One takeaway: Consider the equivalent of a reboot—restart your R session! (I’ve been doing that significantly much more usually considering the fact that returning from the conference.) Online video: Item of sort ‘closure’ is not subsettable.

New features in RStudio

Wanting to know what features are coming to the future edition of RStudio desktop? RStudio’s Jonathan McPherson outlined numerous, like fashionable-period spell look at (at final), improved cloud usability on iOS, and much more display screen-reader accessibility for visually impaired users—something that also improves keyboard navigation for all people. Online video: RStudio one.three Sneak Preview. 

Point out of the tidyverse

RStudio Main Scientist Hadley Wickham reviewed final year’s highlights from the tidyverse and this year’s designs for additional progress, but he was also quite forthright in talking about some recent missteps.

In unique, he acknowledged that the preliminary rollout of “tidy evaluation” introduced with a somewhat complicated-to-master syntax and an unreasonable expectation that people would want to discover the comprehensive computing idea driving it. It turned out that numerous people didn’t care about the mechanics driving incorporating the tidyverse into their possess personalized functions they just desired to compose their code. Since then, tidy eval syntax has been modified to much more comprehensible double braces.

Wickham also outlined how tidyverse bundle authors will enable people improved fully grasp the lifecycle of more mature functions and if/how some functions may possibly be deprecated. Online video: Point out of the tidyverse. 

Styled text with ggtext

Claus Wilke gave an overview of the ggtext bundle in this rapid-paced presentation, showing how to customize ggplot visualizations with coloured text, images on axes, and much more. He also stated the package’s existing restrictions. Online video: Spruce up your ggplot2 visualizations with formatted text. 

Below, you can also check out my Do A lot more With R tutorial on one way to use ggtext: incorporating shade to ggplot text. (Or study the companion posting.)