Here is a small pack of some engaging news from R’s world gathered from Twitter in the last week.
https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2003/10/08/the-absolute-minimum-every-software-developer-absolutely-positively-must-know-about-unicode-and-character-sets-no-excuses/ - minimal amount of knowledge about Unicode. The article is targeted to developers, but it might also be useful for Data Scientists. I highly recommend other posts on that blog - the host is one of the creators of VBA in Excel, Trello, and StackOverflow.
https://imgur.com/gallery/GD5gi - visualization of the sorting algorithms.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/45101045/why-use-purrrmap-instead-of-lapply/47123420#47123420 - why is it better to use functions from the
purrrpackage instead of
applyfamily? (tl;dr -
purrrinterface is much more unified and predictable).
http://psych-networks.com/r-tutorial-identify-communities-items-networks/ - how to use R’s graphs packages to identify communities in your data.
https://www.jessesadler.com/post/network-analysis-with-r/ - tutorial on network analysis in R. It’s more basic article than previous one, but it might be useful for everyone interested in this topic.
http://lenkiefer.com/2017/10/17/time-to-animate-with-tibbletime/ - another example of the
https://github.com/r-lib/cli - create command line interfaces in R.
https://github.com/jonocarroll/ggshape/ - various facets for ggplot2.
https://yonicd.netlify.com/post/slackr/ - R and Slack integration. It can be used to create R’s progress bar in Slack.
http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/linl.html - template for letters in R markdown.
https://github.com/r-lib/styler - automatic R code formatter.