2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, August 2019

  Stefanie Butland


August 15, 2019


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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

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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


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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


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