R Packages 2017-07-27T14:23:00+00:00

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The RStudio team contributes code to many R packages and projects. R users are doing some of the most innovative and important work in science, education, and industry. It’s a daily inspiration and challenge to keep up with the community and all it is accomplishing.


rmarkdown lets you insert R code into a markdown document. R then generates a final document, in a wide variety of formats, that replaces the R code with its results.

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Shiny makes it incredibly easy to build interactive web applications with R. Shiny has automatic “reactive” binding between inputs and outputs and extensive pre-built widgets.

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knitr is an elegant, flexible and fast dynamic report generation that combines R with TeX, Markdown, or HTML.

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ggplot 2 is an enhanced data visualization package for R. Create stunning multi-layered graphics with ease.

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tidyr is new package that makes it easy to “tidy” your data. Tidy data is data that’s easy to work with: it’s easy to munge (with dplyr), visualise (with ggplot2 or ggvis) and model (with R’s hundreds of modelling packages).

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readr makes it easy to read many types of tabular data including; Delimited files withread_delim(), read_csv(), read_tsv(), and read_csv2(), Fixed width files with read_fwf(), and read_table(), and Web log files with read_log().

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lubridate is an R package that makes it easier to work with dates and times. The link will bring you to a concise tour of some of the things lubridate can do for you.

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The aim of devtools is to make your life as a package developer easier by providing R functions that simplify many common tasks.

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magrittr provides a mechanism for chaining commands with a new forward-pipe operator, %>%.

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packrat is a dependency management tool for R to make your R projects more isolated, portable, and reproducible.

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The stringr package aims to provide a clean, modern interface to common string operations.

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dplyr is the next iteration of plyr, focussing on only data frames. dplyr is faster and has a more consistent API.

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