Hadley Wickham has two announcements. First, for a slew of tidyverse packages:
Over the couple of months there have been a bunch of smaller releases to packages in the tidyverse. This includes:
- forcats 0.2.0, for working with factors.
- readr 1.1.0, for reading flat-files from disk.
- stringr 1.2.0, for manipulating strings.
- tibble 1.3.0, a modern re-imagining of the data frame.
This blog post summarises the most important new features, and points to the full release notes where you can learn more.
Second, a new version of dplyr is coming:
dplyr 0.6.0 is a major release including over 100 bug fixes and improvements. There are three big changes that I want to touch on here:
- Improved encoding support (particularly for CJK on windows)
- Tidyeval, a new framework for programming with dplyr
You can see a complete list of changes in the draft release notes.
You can already get a tech preview of the new dplyr if you’re interested in trying it out.