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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 2021-W32 Highlights

    August 10th, 2021  |  17 mins 22 secs

    Creating mobile-friendly Shiny apps, {gitlabr} 2.0.0, and achieving reproducible workflows with R and Docker

  • Issue 2021-W31 Highlights

    August 4th, 2021  |  15 mins 45 secs

    Up and running with officedown, testing with a reprex to solve your problems, and a tidy take on performing hypothesis testing with statsExpressions.

  • Issue 2021-W30 Highlights

    July 27th, 2021  |  19 mins 3 secs

    Top 3 coding best practices from the Shiny contest, improvements in Target Markdown for {targets} 0.6.0, and the new {facetious} package for alternative facets with {ggplot2}

  • Issue 2021-W29 Highlights

    July 20th, 2021  |  12 mins 13 secs

    How to become a better R code detective, a practical introduction to custom fonts, and making error messages your own.

  • Issue 2021-W28 Highlights

    July 13th, 2021  |  9 mins 38 secs

    Creating a package directly from R-Markdown with {fusen}, and a new milestone release of the {googledrive} package.

  • Issue 2021-W27 Highlights

    July 7th, 2021  |  12 mins 50 secs

    Practical tips on starting new R projects, and improving a visualization of US streaming market share.

  • Issue 2021-W26 Highlights

    June 29th, 2021  |  11 mins 7 secs

    Creating your own CRAN-like repository with R-universe, results the third annual Shiny contest, and insights on why to use Shiny.

  • Issue 2021-W25 Highlights

    June 23rd, 2021  |  12 mins 3 secs

    Projecting and tracking COVID-19 infection rates in England with R, leveraging Wikidata to tag scientific abstracts, and a new deep-learning workflow with the luz package

  • Issue 2021-W24 Highlights

    June 15th, 2021  |  13 mins 8 secs

    Using Animal Crossing data with the Google Vision API and machine learning, the latest Shiny developer series with Nick Strayer, and ensuring robust database transactions in Shiny

  • Issue 2021-W23 Highlights

    June 8th, 2021  |  11 mins 57 secs

    Reusing knitr chunk options, the combo of VS-Code and R in 2021, and say hello to gggrid

  • Issue 2021-W22 Highlights

    June 1st, 2021  |  8 mins 9 secs

    Extracting and analyzing Apple health data, and the top 40 CRAN packages for April

  • Issue 2021-W21 Highlights

    May 26th, 2021  |  15 mins 52 secs

    The big new features in R 4.1.0, what makes a great function example, and evolution of a ggplot

  • Issue 2021-W20 Highlights

    May 18th, 2021  |  11 mins 9 secs

    A tidymodels approach to the Introduction to Statistical Learning learning labs, exploring class imbalance on the TidyX video series, and encrypting and hosting a R Markdown report.

  • Issue 2021-W19 Highlights

    May 11th, 2021  |  10 mins 59 secs

    Using the trifecta of map, walk, and pivot for data processing, obtaining quotes from the Friends characters in R, and putting the spolight on Shiny user interfaces in the Shiny Dev Series.

  • Issue 2021-W18 Highlights

    May 4th, 2021  |  8 mins 50 secs

    A call to action for testing R 4.1, a practical guide to unit tests, and a tutorial on creating pizza charts with football data

  • Issue 2021-W17 Highlights

    April 27th, 2021  |  12 mins 37 secs

    Exploring wikidata with the {tidywikidatar} package, accessibility improvements in {knitr}, and the top 40 new CRAN packages for March.