We have a logged a few improvement in the NEWS. The changes are small and incremental, as the package is already in a great stable state for production use.
Please check it out!
We have a new data scientist sticker!
If you see Nina or John at a conference/MeetUp, please ask us for a sticker!
For the next version of the R package wrapr we are going to be removing a number of under-used functions/methods and classes. This update will likely happen in March 2020, and is the start of the wrapr 2.* series.
Most of the items being removed are different abstractions for helping with function composition. We ended up moving most of our work to category-theory based composition, so don’t think these various frameworks are needed any longer. If you have been using these items in your own projects, please reach out and we try and find a way to help you out.
In a lot of our R writing we casually say “install from CRAN using
install.packages('PKGNAME')” or “update your packages by using
update.packages(ask = FALSE, checkBuilt = TRUE) (and answering ‘no’ to all questions about compiling).”
We recently became aware that for some users this isn’t complete advice.
Nina Zumel and I have a two new tutorials on fluid data wrangling/shaping. They are written in a parallel structure, with the R version of the tutorial being almost identical to the Python version of the tutorial.
This reflects our opinion on the “which is better for data science R or Python?” They both are great. So start with one, and expect to eventually work with both (if you are lucky).
In an off-topic post we would like to share a series of horror narrations based on Win Vector LLC’s very own Nina Zumel’s translations of Uruguayan author Horacio Quiroga. This is a free series produced by Rue Morgue
The first is: “The Feather Pillow.” DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS IN BED!