icon: web icons for rmarkdown

May 15, 2018

By: Mitchell O'Hara-Wild

Icons in R The icon package provides a convenient interface for adding icons from popular web fonts to R Markdown documents. The project began at rOpenSci OzUnconf 2017, and was developed by Mitchell O’Hara-Wild, Earo Wang and Timothy Hyndman. The package currently supports icons from Font Awesome, Academicons, and ionicons. Icons can be added to your R Markdown documents using short prefixes which identify the font’s library. fa: Font Awesome ai: Academicons ii: ionicons For example, `r icon::fa("rocket")` can be used to add the rocket icon from Font Awesome.

changes: easy Git-based version control from R

November 28, 2017

By: Anikó B. Tóth  |  Nick Golding

Are you new to version control and always running into trouble with Git? Or are you a seasoned user, haunted by the traumas of learning Git and reliving them whilst trying to teach it to others? Yeah, us too. Git is a version control tool designed for software development, and it is extraordinarily powerful. It didn’t actually dawn on me quite how amazing Git is until I spent a weekend in Melbourne with a group of Git whizzes using Git to write a package targeted toward Git beginners.

ochRe - Australia themed colour palettes

November 21, 2017

By: Holly Kirk  |  Di Cook  |  Alicia Allan  |  Ross Gayler  |  Roger Peng  |  Elle Saber

The second rOpenSci OzUnConf was held in Melbourne Australia a few weeks ago. A diverse range of scientists, developers and general good-eggs came together to make some R-magic happen and also learn a lot along the way. Before the conference began, a huge stack of projects were suggested on the unconf GitHub repo. For six data-visualisation enthusiasts, one issue in particular caught their eye, and the ochRe package was born.

2017 rOpenSci ozunconf :: Reflections and the realtime Package

November 14, 2017

By: Jonathan Carroll

This year’s rOpenSci ozunconf was held in Melbourne, bringing together over 45 R enthusiasts from around the country and beyond. As is customary, ideas for projects were discussed in GitHub Issues (41 of them by the time the unconf rolled around!) and there was no shortage of enthusiasm, interesting concepts, and varied experience. I’ve been to a few unconfs now and I treasure the time I get to spend with new people, new ideas, new backgrounds, new approaches, and new insights.

Building Communities Together at ozunconf, 2017

October 31, 2017

By: Nicholas Tierney

Just last week we organised the 2nd rOpenSci ozunconference, the sibling rOpenSci unconference, held in Australia. Last year it was held in Brisbane, this time around, the ozunconf was hosted in Melbourne, from October 26-27, 2017. At the ozunconf, we brought together 45 R-software users and developers, scientists, and open data enthusiasts from academia, industry, government, and non-profits. Participants travelled from far and wide, with people coming from 6 cities around Australia, 2 cities in New Zealand, and one city in the USA.

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