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wrapr Implementation Update

Introduction The development version CRAN version of our R helper function wrapr::let() has switched from string-based substitution to abstract syntax tree based substitution (AST based substitution, or language based substitution). I am looking for some feedback from wrapr::let() users already doing substantial work with wrapr::let(). If you are already using […]

Non-Standard Evaluation and Function Composition in R

In this article we will discuss composing standard-evaluation interfaces (SE: parametric, referentially transparent, or “looks only at values”) and composing non-standard-evaluation interfaces (NSE) in R. In R the package tidyeval/rlang is a tool for building domain specific languages intended to allow easier composition of NSE interfaces. To use it you […]

In defense of wrapr::let()

Saw this the other day: In defense of wrapr::let() (originally part of replyr, and still re-exported by that package) I would say: let() was deliberately designed for a single real-world use case: working with data when you don’t know the column names when you are writing the code (i.e., the […]

Programming over R

R is a very fluid language amenable to meta-programming, or alterations of the language itself. This has allowed the late user-driven introduction of a number of powerful features such as magrittr pipes, the foreach system, futures, data.table, and dplyr. Please read on for some small meta-programming effects we have been […]