learnrbook 1.0.2

Package documentation web site at: https://docs.r4photobiology.info/learnrbook/

This is the second version submitted to CRAN for the book as published in the R Series.

This update adds .R files with the code from all chunks in the book, including a few not visible. There are some small edits to the documentation.

NOTE: The updated package is on its way to CRAN.

Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through Bitbucket https://github.com/aphalo/learnrbook-pkg/issues

 

learnrbook 1.0.1

Package documentation web site at: https://docs.r4photobiology.info/learnrbook/

This is the first version submitted to CRAN for the book as published in the R Series.

Versions starting from 1.0.0 are for the book as published in the R Series. Earlier versions were for various partial drafts of the book, as pre-published through LeanPub. The book was published a few of weeks ago, but shipping has started in the last few days.

NOTE: The updated package is on its way to CRAN.

Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through Bitbucket https://bitbucket.org/aphalo/learnrbook-pkg/issues

Word cloud figure from LaTeX index entries

I created the word cloud on the cover of “Learn R as a Language” using an R script that takes as input the file for the book index, as generated when creating the PDF from the LaTeX source files. This input file contained quite a lot of additional information, like font changes and page numbers that needed to be stripped into a clean list of words. Only later I realized that it would have been easier to produce a cleaner word list to start with. So, I first present the code revised to work with a simpler word list. This is actually tested with the book files to work. If you want to do something similar for your own book, follow the revised code in first section below. If you want to see the “hacked-up” code I really used for the cover as included in the book, it is in the second section below.

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Learn R: As a Language

Image of the book cover

ISBN 9780367182533

My book on R was published on 28 July 2020. The R package ‘learnrbook’ available through CRAN contains data and the R code scripts and chunks from the book. I typeset the book using LaTeX and ‘knitr’. The book is available from the publisher through the book’s web page and from booksellers.

[July 2021] Only two small changes to the code chunks are needed to avoid deprecation messages from ‘tidyverse’ packages. The ‘learnrbook’ package (1.0.2) adds the R code for code chunks in the book as executable and editable .R files. Additional material related to ‘ggplot2’ is available in the vignettes of my packages ‘gginnards’, ‘ggpp’ and ‘ggpmisc’, all available through CRAN.

Reports of errors and suggestions for enhancements are welcome, preferably as Issues raised at https://github.com/aphalo/learnr-book-crc/issues; the source of the book is at https://github.com/aphalo/learnr-book-crc.