About the show

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.

R Weekly Highlights on social media


  • Issue 2023-W06 Highlights

    February 8th, 2023  |  34 mins 56 secs

    Just how far back can we turn back time with an R installation, many enhancements to joining data sets in dplyr 1.1.0, and a retrospective on the 2022 thirty-day map challenge.

  • Issue 2023-W05 Highlights

    February 1st, 2023  |  37 mins 26 secs

    How you can make R package testing a little easier with switches, how the combination of group processing and compute resources can level up geospatial data processing, and a few quick wins to improve the responsiveness of your Shiny apps that got your podcast hosts to think hard about previous design choices!

  • Issue 2023-W03 Highlights

    January 25th, 2023  |  31 mins 12 secs

    A large helping of football data for your analytics with the englishfootball package, building a Shiny application with both R and python, and a first look at upcoming conferences this year.

  • Issue 2023-W02 Highlights

    January 19th, 2023  |  34 mins 5 secs

    A glimpse into the world of end-to-end Shiny app testing with shinytest2, and an important look at the spectrum of reproducibility within R using container technology and services.

  • Issue 2023-W01 Highlights

    January 11th, 2023  |  29 mins 2 secs

    A big progress updates in the latest {knitr} development release (literally), how the {litr} package enables literate programming development for R packages, and how you can translate Morse code directly in R with the {remorse} package!

  • Issue 2022-W52 Highlights

    January 6th, 2023  |  49 mins 31 secs

    Our first episode of 2023 covers the brand-new gpttools package to called chatGPT directly in R, a wholistic look at MLOps with the latest tidymodels tooling, and a spotlight on the lesser-known quantile regression. Plus listener feedback and much more!

  • Issue 2022-W50 Highlights

    December 14th, 2022  |  35 mins 10 secs

    Data munging and visualization of your Twitter archive with R, a successful Shiny app submission to the FDA, and scoring Rock Paper Scissors.

  • Issue 2022-W49 Highlights

    December 8th, 2022  |  33 mins 36 secs

    Big new features coming in {dplyr} 1.1.0, how you can make your own #rstats wrapped, and enhancing your Shiny apps with JavaScript (without knowing much JS). Plus your feedback and more!

  • Issue 2022-W48 Highlights

    December 1st, 2022  |  28 mins 25 secs

    A new approach to adding package tests with {doctest}, scraping data from dynamic web pages with {RSelenium}, and a simple checklist to power up your next bar chart.

  • Issue 2022-W47 Highlights

    November 23rd, 2022  |  31 mins 14 secs

    Reshaping your R function syntax with {codegrip}, ways you can apply DRY principles to R package development, and a new online book teaching you how to create beautiful tables in R with {gt}

  • Issue 2022-W46 Highlights

    November 16th, 2022  |  41 mins 9 secs

    A major achievement unlocked! In episode 100 of RWeekly Highlights: The new {rtoot} package for collecting and analyzing Mastodon data, using the {unheadr} package to fix broken and irregular column headers, a tour of the apply functions in base R, and creating posters of NBA rosters with R and ImageMagick.

  • 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.