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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 2022-W28 Highlights

    July 15th, 2022  |  31 mins 19 secs

    Another great use case for Docker containers with interactive R-Markdown reports, a recap of RStudio's presence at the Appsilon Shiny conference, and building an interactive point-and-click game with Shiny.

  • Issue 2022-W27 Highlights

    July 13th, 2022  |  37 mins 1 sec

    Advice on building Docker containers for Shiny applications, an R-centric tutorial on fundamentals with shell, and tips on evaluating GitHub activity for contributors.

  • Issue 2022-W26 Highlights

    June 29th, 2022  |  32 mins 26 secs

    Flexing new table-creation capabilities in the latest flextable update, how less is more with Shiny application processing, and the RainbowR community shines once again.

  • Issue 2022-W25 Highlights

    June 22nd, 2022  |  25 mins 46 secs

    Previewing the upcoming rstudio::conf, why you should (or shouldn't) build an API client package, and monitoring Shiny application usage with Hotjar.

  • Issue 2022-W24 Highlights

    June 15th, 2022  |  22 mins 37 secs

    Many improvements to {gt} version 0.6, and creating flow charts effeciently with {ggplot2}.

  • Issue 2022-W23 Highlights

    June 8th, 2022  |  30 mins 9 secs

    Creating user interfaces in R with a vintage toolkit, and a candid take on learning R with the right perspectives in mind.

  • Issue 2022-W22 Highlights

    June 1st, 2022  |  21 mins 41 secs

    Annotated screencasts of David Robinson's Tidy Tuesday analyses, and the second edition of Deep Learning with R is on the way.

  • Issue 2022-W21 Highlights

    May 25th, 2022  |  35 mins 10 secs

    Amazing software development resources for data scientists, community-contributed R markdown tips & tricks to save you time, and combining GitHub gists and Carbon screenshots with gistillery.

  • Issue 2022-W20 Highlights

    May 19th, 2022  |  28 mins 44 secs

    A preview of R for Data Science (2nd edition) with missing data, creating topography maps, and (yes) playing the drums directly in R.

  • Issue 2022-W19 Highlights

    May 11th, 2022  |  26 mins 16 secs

    A dungeon-crawler for your R console, storytelling in ggplot2 with rounded rectangles, and updates to the tidymodels recipes suite of packages.

  • Issue 2022-W18 Highlights

    May 5th, 2022  |  30 mins 43 secs

    A brand-new tables gallery powered by the R community, noteworthy items from the Appsilon Shiny conference, and R-Markdown is not going anywhere.

  • Issue 2022-W17 Highlights

    April 27th, 2022  |  32 mins 54 secs

    Lessons from teaching R to non-programmers, loading a large and messy CSV file with data.table and command-line tools, Bayesian analyses with the brms package, and getting a better understanding of the tidyeval framework.

  • Issue 2022-W16 Highlights

    April 20th, 2022  |  29 mins 53 secs

    An important change coming to the R-spatial ecosystem, enhancing function error reporting with chaining, and traveling down the monad rabbit hole.

  • Issue 2022-W15 Highlights

    April 13th, 2022  |  31 mins 27 secs

    The cone of silence is lifted for the Quarto publishing engine, re-creating a storytelling look with ggplot2, and programming a fun Dragon Realm game in Shiny.

  • Issue 2022-W14 Highlights

    April 6th, 2022  |  26 mins 55 secs

    A trifecta of new R packages for data validation, function logging, and a new ggplot2 extension.

  • Issue 2022-W13 Highlights

    March 30th, 2022  |  29 mins 15 secs

    R-Weekly is back! Understanding the native R pipe, and using RopenSci's pkgcheck within GitHub Actions.