I have written several notes to myself over the years as reminders. These include ideas for research, R packages I have seen and may use sometime), things to-do, etc. I am in the process of making some of these notes more public on my blog. This will act as a more searchable, curated “note” for myself, but also makes it available to anyone else who would benefit.
R Packages for Productivity
- blastula is a package for creating beautiful custom emails in R. It can be used to compose custom email bodies based on code, code output, and markdown; and send emails using SMTP servers - even GMail - or integrate with production services like RStudio Connect. Also available from CRAN.
Packages to Enhance Markdown Documents
- bookdown facilitates writing books and long-form articles/reports with R Markdown. There are several examples of books writte in bookdown and documentation available at https://bookdown.org/.
- citr creates an RStudio addin to insert citations in an R Markdown document.
- emo can be used to easily add emoji into an R Markdown document.
- equatiomatic extracts output from the
lm()function to write the equation using LaTeX.
- markdowntemplates includes a set of R markdown templates and knitr knit engine replacements.
- papaja can be used to easily prepare APA journal articles with R Markdown.
- vitae makes creating and maintaining a Resume or CV with R Markdown simple. It provides a collection of LaTeX templates, with helpful functions to add content to the documents.
- xaringan can be used to produce some slick slideshows with remark.js using R Markdown.
Packages to Enhance Plots
- colorblindr can simulate colorblindness in production-ready R figures.
- emoGG can be used to add emoji into your ggplots.
- extrafont makes it easier to include system fonts in your plots. Also available from CRAN.
Packages for Creating Tables
- gt creates “wonderful-looking tables using the R programming language. The gt philosophy: we can construct a wide variety of useful tables with a cohesive set of table parts. These include the table header, the stub, the column labels and spanner column labels, the table body, and the table footer.”
- kableExtra includes functionality to enhance
kable()tables. There is extensive documentation for producing tables in HTML and LaTeX.
- modelsummary creates “tables and plots to summarize statistical models and data”. These tables are also customizable.
- stargazer can be used to create tables of regression model output.
- stargazer-booktabs is a slightly modified version of the stargazer package which outputs tables using the booktabs (LaTeX) commands (
\bottomrule) to include horizontal rules.
Fun R Packages
- cowsay creates a message accompanied by ASCII animal art. Also available from CRAN.
- dadjoke produces dad jokes with the
- emokid outputs some emo messages when “you’re having trouble expressing how you feel about your broken code.”
- fortunes includes a collection of fortunes and wisdom from the R community. Available from CRAN.
- fun allows you to play minesweeper in R, among other things. Also available from CRAN.
- Play Zork in R This blog post gives some code to load infocom games via Frotz and play them in the R console.