Peter Meissner (@marvin_dpr) released
crossword.r? to CRAN today. It’s a spiffy package that makes it dead simple to generate crossword puzzles.
I thought I’d combine those two creations with a way to highlight new/updated packages from the previous week, cool/useful packages in general, and some R functions that might come in handy. Think of it as a weekly way to get some R information while having a bit of fun!
This was a quick, rough creation and I’ll be changing the styles a bit for next Friday’s release, but Peter’s package is so easy to use that I have absolutely no excuse to not keep this a regular feature of the blog.
I’ll release a static, ggplot2 solution to each puzzle the following Monday(s). If you solve it before then, tweet a screen shot of your solution with the tag
#rstats #puzzler and I’ll pick the first time-stamped one to highlight the following week.
I’ll also get a GitHub setup for suggestions/contributions to this effort + to hold the puzzle data.
library(crossword.r) cw <- Crossword$new(rows = 12, columns = 12) cw$add_words( words = c( "crosswordr", "searchr", "kerasformula", "fs", "crypto", "mgcv", "startsWith", "akima", "rcompgen", "broom", "nord" ), clues = c( "New package to generate crosswords (w/o '.')", "Interpolation-focused package", "Core generalized additive modelling package", "Package facilitating searching Bing, Google and more from an R console", "New, high-level interface package to 'keras'", "Consistent, cross-platform, vectorised filesystem operations package", "Interface package to all digital/crypto currency market data", "base function to test if a string starts with another string", "utils function to generation command completion networks", "Package that makes it easy to tidy statistical analyses objects", "An arctic, north-bluish color palette package"#, ) )