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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-W44 Highlights

    November 1st, 2023  |  44 mins 7 secs

    A collection of post-workshop answers for the R/Pharma introduction to tidymodels workshop, the Shiny UI Editor takes a huge step out of the alpha stage, and a unique approach to Shiny modules with the new component package.

  • Issue 2023-W42 Highlights

    October 18th, 2023  |  50 mins 13 secs

    Another collection of package testing workflow nuggets you can make great use of today, the definitive guide to effective use of logging in Shiny applications from the recent Shiny in Production conference, and a cautionary tale of the potential impact of default function arguments in your downstream analytical pipelines.

  • Issue 2023-W41 Highlights

    October 11th, 2023  |  53 mins 53 secs

    How the potools package jump-starts your R package translations, the most-upvoted feature request lands in the RStudio IDE with GitHub Copilot integration, and a reflective post on the multiple paths to reproducible data science workflows in R.

  • Issue 2023-W40 Highlights

    October 5th, 2023  |  42 mins 53 secs

    A new contender for speedy fuzzy joins of data frames enough to make Sonic jealous, a novel use of ggplot2 for creating a map that could have come from a vintage typewriter, and the immense progress of detecting R package system dependencies.

  • Issue 2023-W39 Highlights

    September 27th, 2023  |  39 mins 21 secs

    Reflections on the amazing posit::conf(2023), a new framework that'll have you snap into HTML slides, the Nix reproducible data science train powers forward into CI/CD territory, and leveraging parallel processing in spatial data prediction.

  • Issue 2023-W37 Highlights

    September 13th, 2023  |  37 mins 43 secs

    Another adventure with incorporating R packages into a WebR application, annotating your fancy equations in a Quarto PDF document, and unleasing a Bayesian model on UFO sightings data.

  • Issue 2023-W36 Highlights

    September 7th, 2023  |  38 mins 35 secs

    A batch of R functions to level-up your development tasks, revisting a classic R inferno on object allocation, and a call for proposals to take R's infrastructure to new heights.

  • Issue 2023-W35 Highlights

    September 1st, 2023  |  40 mins

    The next generation of object-oriented programming in R arrives on CRAN, a novel use of R to automate R scripts and documents for Tidy Tuesday analyses, and a terrific presentation de-mystifying the world of web APIs in R.

  • Issue 2023-W34 Highlights

    August 23rd, 2023  |  42 mins 28 secs

    A few key practices for data preprocessing leveraging the tidyverse, more amazing wins with open source to process high-dimensional USDA geospatial data sets, and an infinitely fascinating look at how recursion and infinite data structures can be used in your R adventures.

  • Issue 2023-W33 Highlights

    August 16th, 2023  |  40 mins 19 secs

    Another excellent use case of Nix for solving R package installation woes, a practical dev journey of wrapping C code in an R package, and a guide for using the new refugees R package from UNHCR.

  • Issue 2023-W32 Highlights

    August 9th, 2023  |  43 mins 28 secs

    How a novel blend of automation and the YouTube API formed a new R-Ladies meetup recording dashboard built entirely with R, the momentum of webR continues with a fantastic guide to create a serverless Shiny app, and a new challenger in the world of high-performance data manipulation libraries arrives.

  • Issue 2023-W31 Highlights

    August 3rd, 2023  |  38 mins 35 secs

    Reducing usage of for loops with the reduce function from purrr, filling spatial maps with density gradients to account for overplotting, and a fun way to add attribution to your fancy ggplots.

  • Issue 2023-W30 Highlights

    July 26th, 2023  |  37 mins 30 secs

    How consistent formatting and styling is valuable technique for debugging, a visual tour-de-force of jazzing up your ggplots with the amazing ecosystem of extension packages, and why a little investment in learning HTML and CSS is worth your time as an R programmer.

  • Issue 2023-W29 Highlights

    July 19th, 2023  |  46 mins 36 secs

    The second edition of the highly-regarded R for Data Science arrives with substantial updates, an adventure with "A Programming Language" that brings new perspectives to functional programming approaches, and a new take on reproducibility in data science combining R with the Nix packaging system.

  • Issue 2023-W26 Highlights

    June 28th, 2023  |  33 mins 57 secs

    Releasing an Word document table into the land of markdown, a practical overview of sharing your machine learning model with others, and taking local control of checking the builds of your package across computing architectures.

  • Issue 2023-W25 Highlights

    June 21st, 2023  |  36 mins 10 secs

    Uncovering powerful use cases of the slice() function in the tidyverse, a batch of new features and fixes for column labeling in gt 0.9.0, and a fun journey with tidymodels and visualizations on just how much the Reverend Thomas Bayes may have earned from his own home (probably).