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  • A new version (v7.5.2) of drake is on CRAN - a pipeline toolkit for reproducible computation at scale. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. drake drake

    remove accidental creation of a dot file

  • A new version (v0.6.4/v0.6.5) of rerddap is on CRAN - General Purpose Client for ERDDAP Servers. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignettes to get started. rerddap rerddap

    fix internal http request error handler; fix a test

  • A new version (v1.0.4) of available is on CRAN - check if the title of a package is available. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the README to get started. available available

    tests requiring network access are not skipped on CRAN

  • A new version (v1.2) of cld3 is on CRAN - Bindings to Google’s Compact Language Detector 3. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. cld3 cld3

    update to protobuf 3.8 for windows; suppress warnings about pragmas in autogen protobuf headers

  • A new version (v0.2.7) of fingertipsR is on CRAN - Fingertips data for public health http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignettes to get started. fingertipsR fingertipsR

    add option AreaTypeId="All in fingertips_data(); added param to area_types(); change to category_types(); add http request retry

  • A new version (v0.2.0) of vitae is on CRAN - R Markdown Resumes and CVs. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. vitae vitae

    theme support for moderncv; other template changes; breaking change to bibliography_entries

  • A new version (v2.0.2) of ijtiff is on CRAN - Comprehensive TIFF I/O with full support for ImageJ TIFF files. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. ijtiff ijtiff

    bug fixes

  • A new version (v0.6.0) of bomrang is on CRAN - Australian government Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. bomrang bomrang

    many bug fixes

  • A new version (v0.26.1) of git2r is on CRAN - an interface to the libgit2 library, a pure C implementation of the Git core methods. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the README to get started. git2r git2r

    fixed the broken build on Solaris on CRAN

  • A new version (v0.4.2) of traits is on CRAN - species trait data from around the web. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the README to get started. traits traits

    minor betydb change; taxa_search() breaking change (Traitbank service completely changed)

  • A new version (v0.8.0) of crul is on CRAN - an R6 based HTTP client for R made for developers. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. crul crul

    can now pass params through parse() to iconv(); use httpcode pkg instead of fauxpas inside ok()

  • A new version (v0.2.0) of grainchanger is on CRAN - Data aggregation methods for raster data. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. grainchanger grainchanger
  • A new version (v0.9.8) of taxize is on CRAN - taxonomic toolbelt for R. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the taxize book to get started. taxize taxize

    new fxn taxize_options; all get_* fxns gain ability to track progress and restart in case of interruption - & prettier progress and summary info; bug fixes

  • A new version (v0.4.0) of worrms is on CRAN - client for World Register of Marine Species. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignette to get started. worrms worrms

    new fxns wm_ranks_id()/wm_ranks_name() for getting taxonomic ranks by rank identifier or rank name; new fxn wm_records_rank() for getting AphiaRecords for a given rank id

  • A new version (v0.9.0) of bold is on CRAN - interface to Bold Systems (http://www.boldsystems.org/) API. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignette to get started. bold bold

    allow curl options to be passed into bold_identify_parents(); bug fix in bold_identify()

  • A new version (v1.3.0) of fulltext is on CRAN - full text of scholarly articles across many data sources. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the fulltext book to get started. fulltext fulltext

    ft_get() gains new data source: ScienceDirect; ft_get() performance improvements; curl options can now be passed through nearly all fxns

  • A new version (v3.0.4) of rfishbase is on CRAN - interface to Fishbase data. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. rfishbase rfishbase

    use latest data version

  • A new version (v1.1.0) of jsonvalidate is on CRAN - Validate JSON. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. jsonvalidate jsonvalidate



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On the blog

Stefanie Butland wrote about folks talking about rOpenSci projects at useR in Toulouse, France. The conference already happened; slides are linked from the talk schedule page, and video of talks may be up later.


Laura Graham wrote about her R package that recently went through software review Aggregating spatial data with the grainchanger package. grainchanger facilitates spatial data aggregation.



Use Cases

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Footnotes

  1. Steidinger, B. S., Crowther, T. W., Liang, J., Van Nuland, M. E., Werner, G. D. A., … Peay, K. G. (2019). Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses. Nature, 569(7756), 404–408. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1128-0 

  2. Mitchell, J. M. (2019). Computational Tools for the Untargeted Assignment of FT-MS Metabolomics Datasets. Dissertation. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1042&context=biochem_etds 

  3. Bagley, M., Pilgrim, E., Knapp, M., Yoder, C., Santo Domingo, J., & Banerji, A. (2019). High-throughput environmental DNA analysis informs a biological assessment of an urban stream. Ecological Indicators, 104, 378–389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.04.088 

  4. Foisy, M. R., Albert, L. P., Hughes, D. W. W., & Weber, M. G. (2019). Do latex and resin canals spur plant diversification? Re‐examining a classic example of escape and radiate coevolution. Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13203 

  5. Ogłuszka, M., Orzechowska, M., Jędroszka, D., Witas, P., & Bednarek, A. K. (2019). Evaluate Cutpoints: Adaptable continuous data distribution system for determining survival in Kaplan-Meier estimator. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 177, 133–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2019.05.023 

  6. Westmeijer, G., Everaert, G., Pirlet, H., De Clerck, O., & Vandegehuchte, M. B. (2019). Mechanistic niche modelling to identify favorable growth sites of temperate macroalgae. Algal Research, 41, 101529. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2019.101529 

  7. Kortz, A. R., & Magurran, A. E. (2019). Increases in local richness (α-diversity) following invasion are offset by biotic homogenization in a biodiversity hotspot. Biology Letters, 15(5), 20190133. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0133 

  8. Pérez-Palma, E., Gramm, M., Nürnberg, P., May, P., & Lal, D. (2019). Simple ClinVar: an interactive web server to explore and retrieve gene and disease variants aggregated in ClinVar database. Nucleic Acids Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz411 

  9. Green, E. P., Whitcomb, A., Kahumbura, C., Rosen, J. G., Goyal, S., Achieng, D., & Bellows, B. (2019). What is the best method of family planning for me?: a text mining analysis of messages between users and agents of a digital health service in Kenya. Gates Open Research, 3, 1475. https://doi.org/10.12688/gatesopenres.12999.1 

  10. Mihalitsis, M., & Bellwood, D. R. (2019). Morphological and functional diversity of piscivorous fishes on coral reefs. Coral Reefs. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-019-01820-w 

  11. Kannenberg, S. A., Novick, K. A., Alexander, M. R., Maxwell, J. T., Moore, D. J. P., Phillips, R. P., & Anderegg, W. R. L. (2019). Linking drought legacy effects across scales: From leaves to tree rings to ecosystems. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14710 

  12. Aspillaga, E., Safi, K., Hereu, B., & Bartumeus, F. (2019). Modelling the three‐dimensional space use of aquatic animals combining topography and Eulerian telemetry data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.13232 

  13. Gibson, K. M., Nguyen, B. N., Neumann, L. M., Miller, M., Buss, P., Daniels, S., … Pukazhenthi, B. (2019). Gut microbiome differences between wild and captive black rhinoceros – implications for rhino health. Scientific Reports, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43875-3 

  14. Sinval, J., Sirgy, M. J., Lee, D.-J., & Marôco, J. (2019). The Quality of Work Life Scale: Validity Evidence from Brazil and Portugal. Applied Research in Quality of Life. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-019-09730-3 

  15. Iserman, M., Nalabandian, T., & Ireland, M. (2019, June). Dictionaries and Decision Trees for the 2019 CLPsych Shared Task. In Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology (pp. 188-194). https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W19-3025 

  16. Goodman, M. C., Hannah, S. M., & Ruttenberg, B. I. (2019). The relationship between geographic range extent, sea surface temperature and adult traits in coastal temperate fishes. Journal of Biogeography. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13595 

  17. Fioravanti, G., Piervitali, E., & Desiato, F. (2019). A new homogenized daily data set for temperature variability assessment in Italy. International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6177 

  18. Logemann, A., Schafberg, M., & Brockmeyer, B. (2019). Using the HPTLC-bioluminescence bacteria assay for the determination of acute toxicities in marine sediments and its eligibility as a monitoring assessment tool. Chemosphere. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.05.246 

  19. Al-Mustanjid, A. (2019). Design of a common pathway drug for all types of cardiovascular diseases: A network biology approach. Network Biology, 9(2), 28. http://www.iaees.org/publications/journals/nb/articles/2019-9(2)/design-of-a-common-pathway-drug-for-cardiovascular-diseases.pdf 

  20. Wambui, K. M., & Musenge, E. (2019). A space-time analysis of recurrent malnutrition-related hospitalisations in Kilifi, Kenya for children under-5 years. BMC Nutrition, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-019-0296-5