Unconf projects 1: skimr, emldown, testrmd, webrockets

Following up on Stefanie's recap of unconf 17, we are following up this entire week with summaries of projects developed at the event. We plan to highlight 4-5 projects each day, with detailed posts from a handful of teams to follow.


Summary: skimr, a package inspired by Hadley Wickham's precis package, aims to provide summary statistics iteratively and interactively as part of a pipeline. The package provides easily skimmable summary statistics to help you better understand your data and see what is missing.

Team: Amelia McNamara, Eduardo Arino de la Rubia, Hao Zhu, Julia Lowndes, Shannon Ellis, Elin Waring, Michael Quinn, Hope McLeod

Github: https://github.com/ropenscilabs/skimr


Summary: emldown is a package for creating a helpful website based on EML metadata. Ecological Metadata Language (EML) is a metadata specification developed by the ecology discipline and for the ecology discipline. EML is implemented as a series of XML document types that can by used in a modular and extensible manner to document ecological data.

Team: Maƫlle Salmon, Kara Woo, Andrew McDonald, Carl Boettiger

Github: https://github.com/ropenscilabs/emldown


Summary: testrmd provides facilities to enable testing of and reporting on tested R Markdown chunks. When running R Markdown documents as part of a workflow where the data are likely to change with each render, testrmd ensures that each chunk will alert the reader to any problems that may arise as a result of such subtle changes in data.


Team: Mara Averick, Christopher Tull, Joe Cheng, Robert Flight

Github: https://github.com/ropenscilabs/testrmd


Summary: The webrockets package implements a basic websocket listener in R. The implementation draws heavily on @hrbrmstr's wrapper of easywsclient in https://github.com/ropenscilabs/decapitated.


Miles McBain, Alicia Schep, Carl Ganz, Bob Rudis, Henrik Bengtsson, Joe Cheng

Github: https://github.com/ropenscilabs/webrockets