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What's New in R: February 12, 2024

David Keyes David Keyes
February 12th, 2024

The latest issue of What’s New in R is out with some more new resources!

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Workshops for Ukraine

For the past couple years, Dariia Mykhailyshyna has been running a set of data-focused workshops to support Ukraine as it struggles with the Russian invasion. They have hosted workshops on a wide range of R topics and you can get access to recordings of past sessions and sign up to attend future workshops.

A screenshot of the Workshops for Ukraine website

Re-constructing Google Forms responses with Quarto and {glue}

Eric Scott recently had to wrangle data that came in through Google Forms. One issue he had was that the column names were long, and thus not useful for working R. However, the column names were important for reporting so he wanted to keep them. In this blog post, Scott talks about how he was able to use both the long and short form of the question names.

A screenshot of the blog post Re-constructing Google Forms responses with Quarto and {glue}

Animated active fire maps using NASA FIRMS data in R

Milos Popovic makes some great maps. On his YouTube channel, he walks through the process of creating them step by step. In this August 2023 video, he demonstrates how to make an animated fire map.

He has also posted his code so you can follow along while watching.

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