rOpenSci | 2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, August 2019

2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, August 2019

🔗 rOpenSci HQ

🔗 Software Peer Review

5 community-contributed packages passed software peer review.

gitignore - Create useful .gitignore files for your project. Author: Philippe Massicotte; Reviewers: Amanda Dobbyn, Mauro Lepore; Review

grainchanger - Moving-Window and Direct Data Aggregation. Author: Laura Jane Graham; Reviewers: Max Joseph, John Baumgartner; Review

popler - Browse and query the popler database. Author: Aldo Compagnoni; Reviewers: Corinna Gries, Ben Bond-Lamberty; Review

tidypmc - Parse full text XML documents from PMC. Author: Chris Stubben; Reviewers: Julia Silge, Toph Allen; Review

UCSCXenaTools - Download and Explore Datasets from UCSC Xena Data Hubs. Author: Shixiang Wang; Reviewers: Christine Stawitz, Carl Ganz; Review

Consider submitting your package or volunteering to review.

🔗 Software

3 new packages from the community are on CRAN.

  • git2rdata - store and retrieve data.frames in a Git repository
  • tidypmc - parse full text XML documents from PubMed Central
  • UCSCXenaTools - download and explore datasets from UCSC Xena data hubs

🔗 On the Blog

🔗 From the rOpenSci team

🔗 From the community

Image: hex sticker for grainchanger package

🔗 Use Cases

  • 51 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)
  • 6 use cases for our packages or resources were posted in our discussion forum

Example: Dan Quintana gave a short video demonstration of using europepmc, a package maintained by Najko Jahn

Have you used an rOpenSci package? Share your use case and we’ll tweet about it.

🔗 Keep up with rOpenSci

We create a newsletter every two weeks. You can subscribe via rss feed in XML or JSON or via our one-way mailing list.

Follow @rOpenSci on Twitter.

Find out how you can contribute to rOpenSci as a user or developer.