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The R Weekly podcast offers a quick description of the latest highlighted stories and other stories from the latest R Weekly issue, as curated by the R Weekly team and R community.

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  • Issue 2023-W11 Highlights

    March 15th, 2023  |  36 mins 45 secs

    The future of running R in your web browser is here with webR 0.1, a demonstration of integrating Quarto and webR with immense potential in the space of reproducible analysis, and two fundamental techniques from the world of software development tailored to non-programmers.

  • Issue 2023-W10 Highlights

    March 10th, 2023  |  34 mins 43 secs

    A episode full of discovery in this week's edition of R-Weekly Highlights! How you can parse your own R code with parse and getParseData, a closer look at the search capabilities in R-Universe, and a look back at the key milestones in the history of the R language.

  • Issue 2023-W09 Highlights

    March 1st, 2023  |  36 mins 10 secs

    How to easily create interactive versions of your favorite ggplots with ggiraph, bringing AutoML to R with forester, and a head-to-head comparison of R and Excel for common data wrangling and summaries.

  • Issue 2023-W08 Highlights

    February 22nd, 2023  |  37 mins 49 secs

    The current state and future of {rtweet}, bringing the best of testing and CI/CD in a statistical package, and navigating through a Shiny maze (literally).

  • Issue 2023-W07 Highlights

    February 15th, 2023  |  38 mins 28 secs

    A glimpse into the day-to-day of maintaining an R package, exploring gender effects in art history data with the power of resampling, and a huge win for accessible SVG plots with R-Markdown.

  • Issue 2023-W06 Highlights

    February 8th, 2023  |  34 mins 56 secs

    Just how far back can we turn back time with an R installation, many enhancements to joining data sets in dplyr 1.1.0, and a retrospective on the 2022 thirty-day map challenge.

  • Issue 2023-W05 Highlights

    February 1st, 2023  |  37 mins 26 secs

    How you can make R package testing a little easier with switches, how the combination of group processing and compute resources can level up geospatial data processing, and a few quick wins to improve the responsiveness of your Shiny apps that got your podcast hosts to think hard about previous design choices!

  • Issue 2023-W03 Highlights

    January 25th, 2023  |  31 mins 12 secs

    A large helping of football data for your analytics with the englishfootball package, building a Shiny application with both R and python, and a first look at upcoming conferences this year.

  • Issue 2023-W02 Highlights

    January 19th, 2023  |  34 mins 5 secs

    A glimpse into the world of end-to-end Shiny app testing with shinytest2, and an important look at the spectrum of reproducibility within R using container technology and services.

  • Issue 2023-W01 Highlights

    January 11th, 2023  |  29 mins 2 secs

    A big progress updates in the latest {knitr} development release (literally), how the {litr} package enables literate programming development for R packages, and how you can translate Morse code directly in R with the {remorse} package!

  • Issue 2022-W52 Highlights

    January 6th, 2023  |  49 mins 31 secs

    Our first episode of 2023 covers the brand-new gpttools package to called chatGPT directly in R, a wholistic look at MLOps with the latest tidymodels tooling, and a spotlight on the lesser-known quantile regression. Plus listener feedback and much more!

  • Issue 2022-W50 Highlights

    December 14th, 2022  |  35 mins 10 secs

    Data munging and visualization of your Twitter archive with R, a successful Shiny app submission to the FDA, and scoring Rock Paper Scissors.

  • Issue 2022-W49 Highlights

    December 8th, 2022  |  33 mins 36 secs

    Big new features coming in {dplyr} 1.1.0, how you can make your own #rstats wrapped, and enhancing your Shiny apps with JavaScript (without knowing much JS). Plus your feedback and more!

  • 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.