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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-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.

  • Issue 2021-W16 Highlights

    April 20th, 2021  |  10 mins 7 secs

    The latest news from rOpenSci, creating ggplot2 postcards with ggirl, and an introduction to process mining in R

  • Issue 2021-W15 Highlights

    April 13th, 2021  |  13 mins 29 secs

    reprex 2.0, using Kubernetes and the future package, and SQL in RMarkdown

  • Issue 2021-W14 Highlights

    April 5th, 2021  |  9 mins 55 secs

    {workflowsets} with tidy models, exploring other {ggplot2} goems, and top 10 R errors.

  • Issue 2021-W13 Highlights

    March 30th, 2021  |  10 mins 58 secs

    The Minard System in R, ggplot2 wizardry, a slackbot created with plumber and googleCouldRunner

  • Issue 2021-W12 Highlights

    March 23rd, 2021  |  12 mins 1 sec

    gt tables cookbook, best weather cities, and mapping over many files

  • Issue 2021-W11 Highlights

    March 16th, 2021  |  11 mins 12 secs

    Time series forecasting with torch, automated scraping of stock metrics with GitHub Actions, and default knitr options and hooks.