2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, April 2020
- The recording, collaborative notes and links to community discussion and resources are up for our latest Community Call on Maintaining an R package. Panel moderated by Julia Silge included Elin Waring, Erin Grand, Leonardo Collado-Torres, and Scott Chamberlain.
Software Peer Review
1 staff-contributed package passed software peer review.
- parzer - Parse messy geographic coordinates. Author: Scott Chamberlain; Reviewers: Julien Brun, María Victoria Munafó; Read the Review
On March 16, we paused new submissions for software peer review for 30 days (possibly longer) in the interest of reducing load on reviewers and editors in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
5 new packages from the community and our staff are on CRAN.
On the Blog
From the rOpenSci team
From the community
76 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)
2 use cases for our packages or resources were posted in our discussion forum Look for microdemic, magick
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From the Forum
We have a discussion forum (using Discourse) for the rOpenSci community. It’s a really nice way to have conversations on the internet. From time to time we’ll highlight recent discussions of interest.
Peter Desmet asked a question that many R package maintainers run in to: What if raw data in package is too large?
Emilio Bruna asked: What is best practice when a dependency is removed from CRAN?
In the News
Python 101: Learning About Lists - A good introduction to lists in Python; they’re kind of like R lists. It’s an important data structure to know if you’re going to be learning Python
Necessary & Sufficient - A good read on how to think about testing in general
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