2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, October 2019
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Videos, speaker’s slides, resources and collaborative notes from our Community Call on Reproducible Workflows at Scale with drake are posted.
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Software Peer Review
3 community-contributed packages passed software peer review.
5 new packages from the community are on CRAN.
- cde - download data from the Catchment Data Explorer
- chlorpromazineR - convert antipsychotic doses to chlorpromazine equivalents
- citecorp - client for the Open Citations Corpus
- PostcodesioR - API wrapper for Postcodes.io
- rmangal - interface to the Mangal database of ecological networks
On the Blog
From the rOpenSci team
- citecorp: working with open citations Tech Note - Scott Chamberlain
- Updates to the rOpenSci image suite: magick, tesseract, and av Tech Note - Jeroen Ooms
- rOpenSci Dev Guide 0.3.0: Updates - rOpenSci Software Peer Review Editors
- cran checks API: an update Tech Note - Scott Chamberlain
- 2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, August 2019 - Stefanie Butland
From the community
- Introducing Open Forensic Science in R – Sam Tyner
- UCSCXenaTools: Retrieve Gene Expression and Clinical Information from UCSC Xena for Survival Analysis – Shixiang Wang
- Using rOpenSci Software Peer Review Guidelines for Teaching – Tiffany Timbers
- 84 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)
- 7 use cases for our packages or resources were posted in our discussion forum Look for pdftools, tabulizer, writexl, rorcid, rnaturalearth, rdflib, drake, and tic.
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Call For Contributors
Part of rOpenSci’s mission is to make sustainable software. When a package needs a new maintainer, we work to find a new one. The current maintainer of mregions, Scott Chamberlain, is looking for a new maintainer. Contact Scott if you’re interested.