2 Months in 2 Minutes – rOpenSci News, August 2019

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Software Peer Review

5 community-contributed packages passed software peer review.

gitignore – Create useful .gitignore files for your project. Author: Philippe Massicotte; Reviewers: Amanda Dobbyn, Mauro Lepore; Review

grainchanger – Moving-Window and Direct Data Aggregation. Author: Laura Jane Graham; Reviewers: Max Joseph, John Baumgartner; Review

popler – Browse and query the popler database. Author: Aldo Compagnoni; Reviewers: Corinna Gries, Ben Bond-Lamberty; Review

tidypmc – Parse full text XML documents from PMC. Author: Chris Stubben; Reviewers: Julia Silge, Toph Allen; Review

UCSCXenaTools – Download and Explore Datasets from UCSC Xena Data Hubs. Author: Shixiang Wang; Reviewers: Christine Stawitz, Carl Ganz; Review

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3 new packages from the community are on CRAN.

  • git2rdata – store and retrieve data.frames in a Git repository
  • tidypmc – parse full text XML documents from PubMed Central
  • UCSCXenaTools – download and explore datasets from UCSC Xena data hubs

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