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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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  • Update on RWeekly and 2021 Reflections

    January 14th, 2022  |  49 mins 29 secs

    An update on the current state of RWeekly, plus Eric and Mike reflect on their journeys with data science from the industry and consulting perspectives in an eventful 2021!

  • Issue 2021-W50 Highlights

    December 15th, 2021  |  35 mins 33 secs

    A batch of Shiny tips from creating an application tailored to teaching statistics, and the Big Book of R gains nine new entries to the collection.

  • Issue 2021-W49 Highlights

    December 9th, 2021  |  32 mins 12 secs

    A fascinating journey to understand serialization of RDS files in R, and giving an old domain new life with R markdown while giving back to charity.

  • Issue 2021-W48 Highlights

    December 1st, 2021  |  33 mins 2 secs

    How GitHub Actions empowers the {cffr} package to perform automated testing with 2,000 packages, recap of the recent R-Ladies Philly workshop on automated testing in R, and introducing the new {filebin} package for easy file sharing.

  • Issue 2021-W46 Highlights

    November 17th, 2021  |  37 mins 9 secs

    A cautionary tale about ML interpretations with food, practical solutions for dealing with big data in R, and the adventures of installing R on the new Apple Silicon hardware.

  • Issue 2021-W45 Highlights

    November 10th, 2021  |  33 mins 59 secs

    A lesser-known R function drives finding coordinates on fictitious Pokemon maps, creating customized point shapes with ggplot2 and gggrid, and how the branchMover Shiny app can save you a load of time and effort with GitHub branch renaming.

  • Issue 2021-W44 Highlights

    November 3rd, 2021  |  24 mins 42 secs

    An analysis of dialogue from "The Office", and a package promoting accessibility for visually impaired R-Users

  • Issue 2021-W43 Highlights

    October 27th, 2021  |  30 mins 23 secs

    A tutorial on getting started with aRtistry, simulating the Squid Game bridge scene, and a video demonstration of installing Shiny server on AWS

  • Issue 2021-W42 Highlights

    October 20th, 2021  |  30 mins 1 sec

    A major announcement for R developers interested in type safety, thoughts on using Visual Studio Code from the perspective of a long-time RStudio user, and the adventures of filling regions between lines with ggplot2.

  • Issue 2021-W41 Highlights

    October 13th, 2021  |  27 mins 38 secs

    Using the helpers from usethis for pull request workflows, the 2021 New York R conference videos now available, and the origins of the newly released ggalignment package for D&D inspired alignments. Plus, a new era of the podcast begins with our new co-host Mike Thomas!

  • Issue 2021-W40 Highlights

    October 6th, 2021  |  22 mins 50 secs

    Parameterized reports in R Markdown with Plumber, an updated history of the pipe operator in R, and creating data from an image with reticulate

  • Issue 2021-W39 Highlights

    September 30th, 2021  |  25 mins 42 secs

    Data visualization accessibility, curating for R-Ladies, and a soccer data pipeline. Plus an annoucement on my goals for the future of the podcast.

  • Issue 2021-W38 Highlights

    September 22nd, 2021  |  12 mins 35 secs

    Eras of MTV's the Challenge and system commands

  • Issue 2021-W37 Highlights

    September 15th, 2021  |  11 mins 54 secs

    Techniques for creating generative art in R, time tracking with clockify, and the four pipes of magrittr

  • Issue 2021-W36 Highlights

    September 8th, 2021  |  15 mins 52 secs

    Elegant maps with tmap, a data validation ecosystem, and a major release for gitlabr.

  • Issue 2021-W35 Highlights

    September 1st, 2021  |  15 mins 54 secs

    The July top 40 R packages, R Markdown advanced tips video, and colored world maps