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Advanced Image-Processing in R with Magick, Part I

Jeroen Ooms — August 23, 2016
The new magick package is an ambitious effort to modernize and simplify high-quality image processing in R. It wraps the ImageMagick STL which is perhaps the most comprehensive open-source image processing library available today. The ImageMagick library has an overwhelming amount of functionality. The current version of Magick exposes a decent chunk of it, but being a first release, documentation is still sparse. This post briefly introduces the most important concepts to get started. There...

New package tokenizers joins rOpenSci

Lincoln Mullen — August 23, 2016
The R package ecosystem for natural language processing has been flourishing in recent days. R packages for text analysis have usually been based on the classes provided by the NLP or tm packages. Many of them depend on Java. But recently there have been a number of new packages for text analysis in R, most notably text2vec, quanteda, and tidytext. These packages are built on top of Rcpp instead of rJava, which makes them much...

rotl paper published

Francois Michonneau, Joseph Brown, David Winter — July 26, 2016
We are excited to announce a paper describing rotl, our package for the Open Tree of Life data, has been published. The full citation is: Michonneau, F., Brown, J. W. and Winter, D. J. (2016), rotl: an R package to interact with the Open Tree of Life data. Methods Ecol Evol. doi: The paper, which is freely available, describes the package and the data it wraps in detail. Rather than rehash the information here,...