“Editorial” published in The R Journal.

Simon Urbanek https://journal.r-project.org (University of Auckland)

On behalf of the editorial board, I am pleased to present Volume 15 Issue 1 of the R Journal.

Catherine Hurley has stepped down as Editor-in-Chief, but continues to serve on the editorial board as an Executive Editor. Catherine has overseen the expansion of the journal as EIC to accommodate four issues a year as a response to the growing number of publications. Due to her relentless work she was able to maintain stability in challenging times when personal and external circumstances have affected availabilty of our editorial teams. We would like to welcome Vincent Arel-Bundock to our team of Associate Editors.

Behind the scenes, several people assist with the journal operations. Mitchell O’Hara-Wild continues to work on infrastructure, H. Sherry Zhang continues to develop the rjtools package under the direction of Professor Dianne Cook. In addition, articles in this issue have been carefully copy edited by Adam Bartonicek and Chase Robertson.

0.1 In this issue

News from CRAN and the R Foundation and RForwards are included in this issue.

This issue features 19 contributed research articles the majority of which relate to R packages on a diverse range of topics. All packages are available on CRAN. Supplementary material with fully reproducible code is available for download from the Journal website. Topics covered in this issue are

Spatial analysis
Graphics and visualisation
Bayesian inference
Robust statistical methods
Design and analysis of experiments
Model deployment

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BibTeX citation

  author = {Urbanek, Simon},
  title = {Editorial},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2023},
  note = {https://journal.r-project.org/news/RJ-2023-1-editorial},
  volume = {15},
  issue = {1},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {4-5}