Thursday, June 18, 2020 From rOpenSci (https://ropensci.org/blog/2020/06/18/news-jun2020/). Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under the CC-BY license.
The rOpenSci team, together with ten expert community members, put together a post: When Field or Lab Work is not an Option - Leveraging Open Data Resources for Remote Research. We highlighted examples of how specific collections of packages are being used right now in fields as varied as archaeology and climate science and compiled a table of > 100 rOpenSci packages for access to open data.
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Extracting eBird Data from a Polygon Tech Note - Matthew Strimas-Mackey
When Field or Lab Work is not an Option - Leveraging Open Data Resources for Remote Research - by The rOpenSci Team, Brooke Anderson, Robin Lovelace, Ben Marwick, Ben Raymond, Anton Van de Putte, Louise Slater, Sam Zipper, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Sam Albers, Claudia Vitolo
Superior svg graphics rendering in R, and why it matters Tech Note - Jeroen Ooms
Miscellaneous Wisdom about R Markdown & Hugo Gained from Work on our Website Tech Note - Maëlle Salmon
Highlights of Hugo Code Highlighting Tech Note - Maëlle Salmon
A Roundup of R Tools for Handling BibTeX Tech Note including discussion of rOpenSci packages RefManageR, bib2df, and handlr - Maëlle Salmon
2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, April 2020 - Stefanie Butland
69 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)
9 use cases for our packages or resources were posted in our discussion forum Look for bomrang, clifro, crul, drake, magick, piggyback, rnaturalearth, tidyhydat, tradestatistics
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Why You Should Document Your Tests, by Hynek Schlawack
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