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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-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

  • 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.