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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-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).

  • Issue 2023-W24 Highlights

    June 14th, 2023  |  43 mins 21 secs

    A batch of useful patterns for your next R project, the highly-anticipated dashboard components of {bslib} have arrived, and creating circle-based charts with customization using {ggtricks}.

  • Issue 2023-W23 Highlights

    June 6th, 2023  |  37 mins 53 secs

    Another terrific illustration of open-source collaboration in the latest updates to gptstudio, and a comprehensive journey of web scraping in R to bring much-needed automation to a practical research problem.

  • Issue 2023-W22 Highlights

    June 1st, 2023  |  38 mins 38 secs

    Another gem in the functional programming toolkit with partial functions, simplifying R package creation using fusen, and a creative visualization of worldwide parliament representation.

  • Issue 2023-W21 Highlights

    May 25th, 2023  |  39 mins 6 secs

    A must-have resource to get you primed for testing R packages interfacing with the web, how ggblend taps into new compositing functionality for clearer plots, and how R stacks up with Excel in handling dates.