rOpenSci Dev Guide 0.4.0: Updates

April 14, 2020

By:   Maëlle Salmon  |   Brooke Anderson  |   Anna Krystalli  |   Lincoln Mullen  |   Karthik Ram  |   Noam Ross  |   Scott Chamberlain  |   Melina Vidoni

rOpenSci Software Peer Review’s guidance has been compiled in an online book for more than one year now. We’ve just released its fourth version. To find out what’s new in our dev guide 0.4.0, you can read the changelog, or this blog post for more digested information. Note that, as indicated in the README of the software review repo, in the interest of reducing load on reviewers and editors as we manage the COVID-19 crisis, rOpenSci is temporarily pausing new submissions for software peer review for 30 days (and possibly longer).

10 Things We Learned in Creating the Blog Guide with bookdown

April 7, 2020

By:   Stefanie Butland  |   Maëlle Salmon

After soliciting, reviewing, and publishing over 100 blog posts and tech notes by rOpenSci community members, we have created the rOpenSci Blog Guide for Authors and Editors to address many frequently asked questions and frequently given suggestions. Technically, we structured the content as a bookdown gitbook. It was Stef’s first foray into the glorious process of publishing a book with bookdown, and Maëlle’s second1. And oh, we learned a lot.

Community Call - Maintaining an R Package

March 4, 2020

By:   Steffi LaZerte

For this Community Call, we’re trying something different. We’ll start with a short talk by Julia Silge, then spend most of the time on Q & A with four panelists - Elin Waring, Erin Grand, Leonardo Collado-Torres, and Scott Chamberlain - moderated by Julia. Our panelists bring a wide range of perspectives so there’s something for everyone. Collectively, they have experience developing and maintaining passion-project packages, very popular packages, too many packages on CRAN, packages on Bioconductor, and taking over maintenance (and changing things!

rOpenSci's Leadership in #rstats Culture

February 21, 2020

By:   Julia Stewart Lowndes

At their closing keynote at the 2020 RStudio Conference, Hilary Parker and Roger Peng mentioned that they hatched the idea for their excellent Not So Standard Deviations podcast following their reunion at the 2015 rOpenSci unconf, (“runconf15”). That statement went straight to my heart because it pin-pointed how I had been feeling throughout the week of RStudio Conference that I had been unable to name. At rstudio::conf, I was surrounded by so many of the incredible people I had met at that very same runconf15.

2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, February 2020

February 20, 2020

By:   Stefanie Butland

rOpenSci HQ On behalf of rOpenSci, thank you to everyone who has contributed their creativity, curiosity, smarts, and time in the last year. Read our Thank You, 2019. Software Peer Review 3 community-contributed packages passed software peer review. osfr - R Interface to OSF. Author: Aaron Wolen; Reviewers: Heidi Seibold, Carl Boettiger; Read the Review Rclean - A Tool for Writing Cleaner, More Transparent Code. Author: Matthew Lau; Reviewers: Will Landau, Clemens Schmid; Read the Review

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