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New Packages

  • The first version (v0.1.0) of treedata.table is on CRAN - manipulation of matched phylogenies and data using data.table. Checkout the docs to get started. treedata.table treedata.table

New Versions

  • A new version (v0.1.3) of dittodb is on CRAN - a test environment for database requests. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. dittodb dittodb
  • A new version (v7.12.6) 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
  • A new version (v2.2.1) 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
  • A new version (v3.0.0) of nasapower is on CRAN - NASA POWER API Client. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. nasapower nasapower
  • A new version (v0.5.1) of tidyhydat is on CRAN - Water Survey of Canada hydrometric data. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignettes to get started. tidyhydat tidyhydat
  • A new version (v0.2.0) of parzer is on CRAN - parse messy geographic coordinates. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. parzer parzer
  • A new version (v0.3.0) of pleiades is on CRAN - interface to the Pleiades archeological database. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. pleiades pleiades
  • A new version (v1.4.0) of skynet is on CRAN - Bureau of Transport Statistics Data client. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. skynet skynet
  • A new version (v0.2.0) of taxlist is on CRAN - handling taxonomic lists. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. taxlist taxlist
  • A new version (v1.2.0) of rnoaa is on CRAN - NOAA Weather Data from R. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. rnoaa rnoaa
  • A new version (v1.1-4) of suppdata is on CRAN - downloading supplementary data from published manuscripts. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignette to get started. suppdata suppdata
  • A new version (v1.1.4) of lingtypology is on CRAN - linguistic typology and mapping. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. lingtypology lingtypology
  • A new version (v0.1.2) of binman is on CRAN - a binary download manager. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the vignette to get started. binman binman
  • A new version (v1.1.0) of rcrossref is on CRAN - R client for the Crossref API. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. rcrossref rcrossref
  • A new version (v1.1.0) of webchem is on CRAN - Chemical information from the web. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. webchem webchem
  • A new version (v1.3.0) 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
  • A new version (v1.3.4) of UCSCXenaTools is on CRAN - download and explore datasets from UCSC Xena data hubs. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. UCSCXenaTools UCSCXenaTools
  • A new version (v0.7.0) of webmockr is on CRAN - stubbing and setting expectations on HTTP requests. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the HTTP testing book to get started. webmockr webmockr
  • A new version (v0.5.1) of av is on CRAN - working with audio and video. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. av av
  • A new version (v0.7.1) 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
  • A new version (v0.0.3) of medrxivr is on CRAN - access and search MedRxiv and BioRxiv preprint data. See the release notes for changes. Checkout the docs to get started. medrxivr medrxivr



Software Review ✔


We accept community contributed packages via our software review system - an open software review system, sorta like scholarly paper review, but way better. We’ll highlight newly onboarded packages here. A huge thanks to our reviewers, who do a lot of work reviewing (see the blog post on our review system), and the authors of the packages!

If you want to be a reviewer fill out this short form, and we’ll ping you when there’s a submission that fits in your area of expertise.


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On the blog

Our community manager Stefanie Butland wrote the post Hacktober? Any Month is a Good Month to Contribute to rOpenSci - with guidance on how to make your package easier to contribute to, and lots of details on how to contribute to packages any time of year.


Software Review

Mark Padgham wrote about his recently rOpenSci reviewed package mapscanner: Rectifying Hand-Drawn Marks on Maps With the mapscanner Package . He discusses the motivation behind the package, and highlights three uses cases for mapscanner.



Citations

The following 19 works use/cite rOpenSci software:



Call For Maintainers

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We’ve had eight recent examples of maintainer transitions within rOpenSci:

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Footnotes

  1. Costa-Neto, G., Fritsche-Neto, R., & Crossa, J. (2020). Nonlinear kernels, dominance, and envirotyping data increase the accuracy of genome-based prediction in multi-environment trials. Heredity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-020-00353-1 

  2. Ponce, M., & Sandhel, A. (2020). covid19. analytics: An R Package to Obtain, Analyze and Visualize Data from the Corona Virus Disease Pandemic. arXiv preprint arXiv:2009.01091 https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.01091

  3. Anderson, D. M., & Gillooly, J. F. (2020). Predicting egg size across temperatures in marine teleost fishes. Fish and Fisheries, 21(5), 1027–1033. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12486 

  4. Stevens, M. C., Chen, Y., Stringer, A., Clemmow, C., & Jones, L. A. (2020). Key factors driving obesity in the UK. http://london.gisruk.org/gisruk2020_proceedings/GISRUK2020_paper_17.pdf 

  5. Schertler, A., Rabitsch, W., Moser, D., Wessely, J., & Essl, F. (2020). The potential current distribution of the coypu (Myocastor coypus) in Europe and climate change induced shifts in the near future. NeoBiota, 58, 129–160. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.58.33118 

  6. Dion, M. L., Mitchell, S. M., & Sumner, J. L. (2020). Gender, seniority, and self-citation practices in political science. Scientometrics, 125(1), 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03615-1 

  7. Bailey, T. W., Santos, A., Nascimento, N. C. de, Sivasankar, M. P., & Cox, A. (2020). RNA sequencing identifies transcriptional changes in the rabbit larynx in response to low humidity challenge. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-45442/v1 

  8. Tressel, L. G. (2020). A Morphological and Molecular Taxonomic Review of the Trifolium Depauperatum (Fabaceae) Species Complex (Doctoral dissertation, Miami University). https://bit.ly/2GRqint 

  9. Guiterman, C. H., Lynch, A. M., & Axelson, J. N. (2020). dfoliatR: An R package for detection and analysis of insect defoliation signals in tree rings. Dendrochronologia, 63, 125750. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2020.125750 

  10. Bauder, J. M., Allen, M. L., Ahlers, A. A., Benson, T. J., Miller, C. A., & Stodola, K. W. (2020). Identifying and Controlling for Variation in Canid Harvest Data. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 84(7), 1234–1245. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21919 

  11. Çetinkaya-Rundel, M., & Ellison, V. (2020). A Fresh Look at Introductory Data Science. Journal of Statistics Education, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1080/10691898.2020.1804497 

  12. Duarte, S., Vieira, P. E., & Costa, F. O. (2020). Assessment of species gaps in DNA barcode libraries of non-indigenous species (NIS) occurring in European coastal regions. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 4. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.4.55162 

  13. Dupont, G., Royle, J. A., Nawaz, M. A., & Sutherland, C. (2020). Optimal sampling design for spatial capture-recapture. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.16.045740 

  14. Buil-Gil, D. (2020). Small Area Estimation for Crime Analysis. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/gtbyu 

  15. Xaudiera, S., & Cardenal, A. S. (2020). Ibuprofen Narratives in Five European Countries During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review. https://doi.org/10.37016/mr-2020-029 

  16. Ferster, C., Laberee, K., Nelson, T., Thigpen, C., Simeone, M., & Winters, M. (2020). From advocacy to acceptance: Social media discussions of protected bike lane installations. Urban Studies, 004209802093825. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098020938252 

  17. Sampath, W. W. H. A., Rathnayake, R. M. D. S., Yang, M., Zhang, W., & Mai, K. (2020). Roles of dietary taurine in fish nutrition. Marine Life Science & Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42995-020-00051-1 

  18. Grenn, F. P., Kim, J. J., Makarious, M. B., Iwaki, H., Illarionova, A., … Brolin, K. (2020). The Parkinson’s Disease Genome‐Wide Association Study Locus Browser. Movement Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.28197 

  19. Tang W. et al. (2020) Code Reusability and Transparency of Agent-Based Modeling: A Review from a Cyberinfrastructure Perspective. In: Tang W., Wang S. (eds) High Performance Computing for Geospatial Applications. Geotechnologies and the Environment, vol 23. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47998-5_7