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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-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.

  • 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.