A semi-monthly summary of the rOpenSci Newsletter including software reviews, packages on CRAN, use cases, posts from staff and community, and events. June 24 to August 5, 2019
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;
UCSCXenaTools - Download and Explore Datasets from UCSC Xena Data Hubs. Author: Shixiang Wang; Reviewers: Christine Stawitz, Carl Ganz; Review
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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
- 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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