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by Andrie de Vries

I am pleased to announce that we have released a new version of the checkpoint package to CRAN.  The goal of checkpoint is to solve the problem of package reproducibility in R.

In case you missed them, here are some articles from August of particular interest to R users. 

Creating interactive time series charts of financial data in R.

Many R books have been translated into Chinese

by Andrie de Vries

Next week the 2nd EARL (Effective Applications of the R Language) conference starts in London, from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th of September.

by Andrie de Vries

Reproducible research has been integral to the ethos of R for many years. For example, literate programming allowed you to embed R into various report writing systems. Firstly, there was Sweave, that allowed you to embed R into latex to produce PDF or HTML documents. More recently, knitr and RMarkdown evolved, allowing you to very easily create HTML pages as well as other formats, including HTML5 presentations and even Word documents.

BlueSky Statistics is a new GUI-driven statistical data analysis tool for Windows. It provides a series of dialogs to import and manipluate data, and to perform statistical analysis and visualization tasks. (Think: more like SPSS than RStudio.) The underlying operations are implemented using R code, which you can inspect and reuse. This video gives you a more detailed introduction: