[R-pkgs] acs version 2.1.0 update: download and analyze data from the US Census in R

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[R-pkgs] acs version 2.1.0 update: download and analyze data from the US Census in R

Ezra Haber Glenn

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.1.0 of the "acs"
package, now available on CRAN
<http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/acs/index.html>.

The package allows users to download, manipulate, analyze, and present
demographic data from the U.S. Census, with special tools and methods
to simplify the tasks of working with estimates and standard errors
contained in data from the American Community Survey (ACS).  

Important: version 2.1.0 of the package is a "minor update" in terms
of features, but it includes a number of low-level tweaks necessary to
accommodate upcoming changes in the Census API, including a shift to
https transfer.  Current users are strongly encouraged to update as
soon as possible to avoid problems at the end of the summer.

Other minor changes include (a) removing plyr from a "dependency" and
simply importing the required "rbind.fill" function, and (b) updating
cbind/rbind options to be consistent with S3 methods.

For more information on the package and the update, please visit:
<http://eglenn.scripts.mit.edu/citystate/2016/03/acs-version-2-0-now-on-cran>,
and the "Working with acs.R" user guide at
<http://dusp.mit.edu/sites/dusp.mit.edu/files/attachments/publications/working_with_acs_R_v_2.0.pdf>.

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Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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