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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-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

  • Issue 2021-W34 Highlights

    August 24th, 2021  |  16 mins 20 secs

    Debugging lessons with source, illustrating the coefficient of variation, and the exciting conclusion to SLICED season one

  • Issue 2021-W33 Highlights

    August 17th, 2021  |  9 mins 48 secs

    The new {flow} package for visualization R code, and producing donut charts of COVID-19 cases using R.

  • 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