4 packages on CRAN
Enrich your 'ggplots' with group-wise comparisons. This package provides an easy way to indicate if two groups are significantly different. Commonly this is shown by a bracket on top connecting the groups of interest which itself is annotated with the level of significance (NS, *, **, ***). The package provides a single layer (geom_signif()) that takes the groups for comparison and the test (t.test(), wilcox.text() etc.) as arguments and adds the annotation to the plot.
Replace the standard x-axis in 'ggplots' with a combination matrix to visualize complex set overlaps. 'UpSet' has introduced a new way to visualize the overlap of sets as an alternative to Venn diagrams. This package provides a simple way to produce such plots using 'ggplot2'. In addition it can convert any categorical axis into a combination matrix axis.
Scalable Bayesian clustering of categorical datasets. The package implements a hierarchical Dirichlet (Process) mixture of multinomial distributions. It is thus a probabilistic latent class model (LCM) and can be used to reduce the dimensionality of hierarchical data and cluster individuals into latent classes. It can automatically infer an appropriate number of latent classes or find k classes, as defined by the user. The model is based on a paper by Dunson and Xing (2009) <doi:10.1198/jasa.2009.tm08439>, but implements a scalable variational inference algorithm so that it is applicable to large datasets. It is described and tested in the accompanying paper by Ahlmann-Eltze and Yau (2018) <doi:10.1109/DSAA.2018.00068>.
Handle genomic data within data frames just as you would with 'GRanges'. This packages provides method to deal with genomic intervals the "tidy-way" which makes it simpler to integrate in the the general data munging process. The API is inspired by the popular 'bedtools' and the genome_join() method from the 'fuzzyjoin' package.