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Software Peer Review
3 community-contributed packages passed
software peer review.
- Download and Prepare C14 Dates from Different Source Databases. Author: c14bazAAR Clemens Schmid; Reviewers: Ben Marwick, Enrico Crema; Read the Review
- An interface to the Mangal database rmangal https://mangal.io/#/. Author: Steve Vissault; Reviewers: Thomas Pedersen, Anna Willoughby; Read the Review
- Access the NASS Quick Stats API. Author: rnassqs Nicholas Potter; Reviewers: Adam Sparks, Neal Richardson; Read the Review
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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
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From Introducing Open Forensic Science in R. Were these bullets fired by the same gun? Top: Images of partial bullet scans. Bottom left: representative cross-sections from two bullets with 6 lands each. Bottom right: resulting smoothed bullet signatures and raw signatures.
84 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)
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