The Covid19 pandemic had, and unfortunately still have, a significant impact on most of the major industries. While for some sectors, the impact was positive (such as online retails, internet and steaming providers, etc.), it was negative for others (such as transportation, tourism, entertainment, etc.). In both cases, we can leverage time series modeling to quantify the effect of the Covid19 on the sector.

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Happy to announce that the USgas package is now on CRAN. The package provides an overview of natural gas demand in the US in a time-series format (state and aggregate levels), with more than 100 series. This package is a mirror of the USgrid package that focuses on electricity demand (and supply) in the US. Additional information available: Source code - https://github.

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Happy to announce (in a one month delay) a new package - sfo, which provides monthly statistics of the air passenger traffic at San Francisco International (SFO) airport. The package is available on CRAN. Additional information available: Source code - https://github.com/RamiKrispin/sfo Package site - https://ramikrispin.github.io/sfo/index.html Vignettes - https://ramikrispin.github.io/sfo/articles Data source - San Francisco Open Data portal The package provides the following two datasets:

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In the previous post, I demonstrated how to deploy a flexdashboard dashboard (or basically, any R Markdown format) in Github Pages. The focus of this post is on embedding flexdashboard oin pkgdown site. The pkgdown package is another great R Markdown format that enables us to quickly warp package information (documentation, vignettes, etc.) into a web format. Motivation Why would you like to embed a flexdashboard dashboard in a pkgdown site?

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One of Github’s coolest features is Github Pages, which enables you to create and deploy websites under github.com domain for free. The most common usage of Github Pages is the deployment of project documentation. The R community is widely using it to deploy different R Markdown formats such as package documentation with pkgdown, blogs with blogdown, books with bookdown, etc. Recently, as I was looking for a way to share Covid19 data, I had this eureka moment realizing that it should be straightforward to deploy flexdashboard or any other format of R Markdown (none Shiny) on Github Pages.

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Version 0.3.0 of the covid19italy is now available on CRAN. The package provides a daily snapshot of the covid19 cases in Italy by province, region and national levels. While the data on the package is getting refreshed once every few months, the update_data function enables you to get the most recent data available on the Github version (updated on a daily basis). Additional resources:

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Version 0.2.0 of the coronavirus R data package was pushed today to CRAN. The coronavirus package provides a tidy format for Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CCSE) Coronavirus dataset. Version 0.2.0 catch up with the significant changes in the data that took place since the initial release on February 24, changing the package status from experimental to maturing.

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Rami Krispin

Time series analysis, forecasting, machine learning, and data visualization

Data scientist

Cupertino, CA