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PluginR v0.80 released & 2 new trainings in July 2013

Published by Xavi on 2013-06-04 Xavi

I'm pleased to announce that the new version 0.80 of PluginR has just been released (as usual, available as a Tiki Mod) with a few minor bugs fixed, and a couple of new interesting features added:

  • PluginR now uses a caching mechanism extending the former basic usage of .RData.
    This means that if no change is found in the R script or data to be processed, Plugin R serves cached html output instead of re-running each time the whole script with the same data, producing extraordinary savings in complex runs (from 2 minutes to 2 seconds in complex runs of the custom web interface for the Bioconductor "goProfiles" package).

  • New param "echo" has been added.
    When enabled ({R(echo=1)} # my R script here {R}), it displays the contents of the R script in a nicely styled box for lazy users (like many of us :-) ) with a default caption, codemirror-based syntax highlighting and line numbering. These details, of course, can be further customized with their own parameters, for less-lazy users willing a higher degree of control over the display in the wiki page or blog post, etc. More information in the documentation page of PluginR as usual: https://doc.tiki.org/PluginR


Those of you willing to attend some face-to-face training on the basic or advanced use of Tiki & PluginR, please note that there are two workshops that will be held during July 2013.

  1. The first one, in the SummeR School of the Masters in Statistics and Operations Research, at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (10h-long training to cover many aspects and test many things step by step; last day for enrolling: tomorrow June 4th, it seems: http://meioupcub.masters.upc.edu/summer-school )
     
  2. The other one will be during the UseR!2013 International Conference, that this year will be held in Spain (Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha). A 3'5h tutorial during the morning of Tuesday July 9th: http://user2013.org - http://www.edii.uclm.es/~useR-2013/Tutorials/dePedro.html )


See you soon!

Click to enlarge (sample PluginR test on a Tiki site)
Click to enlarge (sample PluginR test on a Tiki site)


P.S: We are also preparing a paper to be submitted to the RJournal... More information to come in the following weeks. :-)