Episode Archive

103 episodes of R Weekly Highlights since the first episode, which aired on August 12th, 2020.

  • Issue 2022-W48 Highlights

    December 1st, 2022  |  28 mins 25 secs

    A new approach to adding package tests with {doctest}, scraping data from dynamic web pages with {RSelenium}, and a simple checklist to power up your next bar chart.

  • Issue 2022-W47 Highlights

    November 23rd, 2022  |  31 mins 14 secs

    Reshaping your R function syntax with {codegrip}, ways you can apply DRY principles to R package development, and a new online book teaching you how to create beautiful tables in R with {gt}

  • Issue 2022-W46 Highlights

    November 16th, 2022  |  41 mins 9 secs

    A major achievement unlocked! In episode 100 of RWeekly Highlights: The new {rtoot} package for collecting and analyzing Mastodon data, using the {unheadr} package to fix broken and irregular column headers, a tour of the apply functions in base R, and creating posters of NBA rosters with R and ImageMagick.

  • Issue 2022-W44 Highlights

    November 4th, 2022  |  29 mins 39 secs

    Embracing the dual role of data scientist and software developer with state-of-the-art tooling, illustrating the fundamentals of Shiny (literally), and the TidyX crew put their data wrangling skills to the test.

  • Issue 2022-W42 Highlights

    October 19th, 2022  |  38 mins 27 secs

    The power of Quarto's interoperability shines again with integrating R and JavaScript maps, as well as the grammar of table generation in both R and Python. Plus boost the launching of your R session with the startup package.

  • Issue 2022-W41 Highlights

    October 12th, 2022  |  37 mins 6 secs

    The magic of automated Shiny app deployment and data aggregation using GitHub actions, 6 productivity hacks for Quarto, and valuable tips for managing large codebases in R.

  • Issue 2022-W40 Highlights

    October 5th, 2022  |  36 mins 49 secs

    Design principles for data analysis, unraveling pipeline analyses with {Unravel}, and visualizing simulated environmental changes in western Canada with Shiny.

  • Issue 2022-W39 Highlights

    September 28th, 2022  |  33 mins 29 secs

    A collection of highlights to give your future developer self a helping hand: Deploying a Flexdashboard using GitHub Pages and Docker, an illustrated guide showcasing the perks of Git and GitHub for version control, and how the logger package integrates smoothly with plumber for an API package.

  • Issue 2022-W38 Highlights

    September 21st, 2022  |  30 mins 45 secs

    A few major benefits of adopting variable labels for R data frames, wrapping a plumber API into a package with mariobox, and getting started with obtaining new data in R via APIs and web scraping.

  • Issue 2022-W37 Highlights

    September 14th, 2022  |  26 mins 40 secs

    A collection of highlights powered by mathematics, statistics, and a little bit of R magic: Mapping wind data with R, calculating the expected statistic in football, and how the vetiver package fits in an ML-Ops production flow using Docker and Plumber.

  • Issue 2022-W36 Highlights

    September 8th, 2022  |  29 mins 55 secs

    Using base R to decrypt an Australian coin's hidden messages, the Palmer Penguins data set achieves another milestone, and visualizing multiple statistcal properties with faded raincloud plots.

  • Issue 2022-W35 Highlights

    August 31st, 2022  |  25 mins 16 secs

    Using hierarchical forecasting to explore subway fare recovery, and how you can learn more about {gtsummary} to create your next publication-quality table within R.

  • Issue 2022-W34 Highlights

    August 24th, 2022  |  35 mins 26 secs

    The rstudio::conf(2022) presentation recordings are now available for viewing, and we learn about the unique development journey of the new CRAN release of the countdown package.

  • Issue 2022-W33 Highlights

    August 17th, 2022  |  35 mins 6 secs

    Avoid repeating yourself by using dplyr's across function, going inside the process of creating a custom theme in ggplot2, and a few keyboard-centric tricks to manage your RStudio pane viewing.

  • Issue 2022-W32 Highlights

    August 10th, 2022  |  24 mins 51 secs

    A wealth of R content from the UseR! 2022 conference is now available, focusing on accessibility in the diffify tool, and a great recap of rstudio::conf(2022) from TidyX.

  • Issue 2022-W31 Highlights

    August 4th, 2022  |  30 mins 23 secs

    RStudio re-brands as Posit, the shinytest2 package continues to make waves in the Shiny community, and more Quarto tips to boost your workflow.