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  • A new version (v2.0.4) 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

    link to docs in DESCRIPTION file; fix for pkg-config

  • A new version (v1.1.0) of rebird is on CRAN - client for the eBird database of bird observations. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignette to get started. rebird rebird

    updated internal taxonomy; new fxn ebirdhistorical with historical observations

  • A new version (v0.9.2) of rnoaa is on CRAN - NOAA Weather Data from R. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignettes to get started. rnoaa rnoaa

    gefs() gains new parameters ens/time replacing ens_idx/time_idx; isd() now fetches data via http rather than ftp; tornadoes() fix

  • A new version (v1.0.0) of spocc is on CRAN - an interface to many species occurrence data sources. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. spocc spocc

    source inat can now return photo metadata; docs improvements; bug fixes

  • A new version (v0.2.2) of tidync is on CRAN - a tidy approach to NetCDF data exploration and extraction. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. tidync tidync

    test fix

  • A new version (v1.1.0) of solrium is on CRAN - general purpose R interface to Solr. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignettes to get started. solrium solrium

    docs fixes; group queries fixed (were failing due to a parsing error)

  • A new version (v0.9.9) of taxize is on CRAN - taxonomic toolbelt for R. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the taxize book to get started. taxize taxize

    EUBON fxns using their new API; synonyms() returned data more consistent now; fix XML parsing for COL; datasets in onLoad so available in fxn calls w/o pkg loaded; sci2comm/comm2sci with db="ncbi" no longer stop on no match found; many bug fixes

  • A new version (v1.3.2) of datapack is on CRAN - flexible container to transport and manipulate data. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. datapack datapack

    ensure that a ‘dc:creator’/’dcterms:modified’ elements are always present; gains fxn removeRelationships(); remove dependency on redland::getNextResult

  • A new version (v7.7.0) 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

    bug fix (use sum instead of max in dir_size()); gains fxns which_clean(), drake_tempfile(), and code_to_function()

  • A new version (v1.0.3) of essurvey is on CRAN - data from the European Social Survey. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. essurvey essurvey

    breaking changes (see news); you can now download SDDF (weight data) for each country/round combination of files; new package website https://docs.ropensci.org/essurvey

  • A new version (v0.0.4) of plotdap is on CRAN - easily visualize data from ERDDAP servers via the rerddap package. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignette to get started. plotdap plotdap

    minor fixes

  • A new version (v1.1.0) of stats19 is on CRAN - Work with Open Road Traffic Casualty Data from Great Britain. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. stats19 stats19

    can now download 2018 data; bug fixes; new vignette



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On the blog

It’s time for another installment of … 2 Months in 2 Minutes - rOpenSci News, October 2019 - if you want a brief summary of the last 2 months of these newsletters, these blog posts are for you (written by Stefanie Butland)


Kevin Cazelles and Steve Vissault wrote about their recently approved package rmangal, an R client for the Mangal ecological interactions database - rmangal: making ecological networks easily accessible



Use Cases

The following 13 works use/cite rOpenSci software:



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Footnotes

  1. Friedman, M., Feilich, K. L., Beckett, H. T., Alfaro, M. E., Faircloth, B. C., Černý, D., … Harrington, R. C. (2019). A phylogenomic framework for pelagiarian fishes (Acanthomorpha: Percomorpha) highlights mosaic radiation in the open ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286(1910), 20191502. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1502 

  2. Sánchez-Tójar, A., Moran, N. P., O’Dea, R. E., Reinhold, K., & Nakagawa, S. (2019). Illustrating the importance of meta-analysing variances alongside means in ecology and evolution. https://doi.org/10.32942/osf.io/yhfvk 

  3. Soh, P. X. Y., Marin Cely, J. M., Mortlock, S.-A., Jara, C. J., Booth, R., Natera, S., … Williamson, P. (2019). Genome-wide association studies of 74 plasma metabolites of German shepherd dogs reveal two metabolites associated with genes encoding their enzymes. Metabolomics, 15(9). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11306-019-1586-2 

  4. Li, X., Zhu, H., Geisen, S., Bellard, C., Hu, F., Li, H., … Liu, M. (2019). Agriculture erases climate constraints on soil nematode communities across large spatial scales. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14821 

  5. Hwang, L. J., Pauloo, R. A., & Carlen, J. (2019). Assessing Impact of Outreach through Software Citation for Community Software in Geodynamics. Computing in Science & Engineering, 1–1. https://doi.org/10.1109/mcse.2019.2940221 

  6. Dick, E.J. and He, X. 2019. Status of Cowcod (Sebastes levis) in 2019. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Portland, OR. https://www.pcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/H5_Att9_Cowcod_2019_Full_E-Only_SEPT2019BB.pdf 

  7. Flower, C. (2019). Food Plant Biogeography of the Sonoran Desert (Doctoral dissertation, Arizona State University). https://search.proquest.com/docview/2275500833 

  8. Enkhbayar, A., Haustein, S., Barata, G., & Alperin, J. P. (2019). How much research shared on Facebook is hidden from public view? A comparison of public and private online activity around PLOS ONE papers. arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.01476. https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01476 

  9. Singh, J. 2019. Modelling Forest Lake Water Quality and Ecosystem Dynamics. Undergraduate Thesis. https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/20190820%20Forest%20Lake%20Appendix%20A.pdf 

  10. Etherington, T., & Omondiagbe, O. (2019). virtualNicheR: generating virtual fundamental and realised niches for use in virtual ecology experiments. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(41), 1661. https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.01661 

  11. Cazelles, K., Bartley, T., Guzzo, M. M., Brice, M., MacDougall, A. S., Bennett, J. R., … McCann, K. S. (2019). Homogenization of freshwater lakes: recent compositional shifts in fish communities are explained by gamefish movement and not climate change. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14829 

  12. Verstraeten, W. W., Dujardin, S., Hoebeke, L., Bruffaerts, N., Kouznetsov, R., Dendoncker, N., … Delcloo, A. W. (2019). Spatio-temporal monitoring and modelling of birch pollen levels in Belgium. Aerobiologia. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10453-019-09607-w 

  13. Bufford, J. L., Hulme, P. E., Sikes, B. A., Cooper, J. A., Johnston, P. R., & Duncan, R. P. (2019). Novel interactions between alien pathogens and native plants increase plant‐pathogen network connectance and decrease specialization. Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13293