2 Months in 2 Minutes – rOpenSci News, June 2020

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rOpenSci HQ

The rOpenSci team, together with ten expert community members, put together a post: When Field or Lab Work is not an Option – Leveraging Open Data Resources for Remote Research. We highlighted examples of how specific collections of packages are being used right now in fields as varied as archaeology and climate science and compiled a table of > 100 rOpenSci packages for access to open data.


Software Peer Review

Software peer review is accepting submissions again, after a pause to reduce the load on reviewers and editors in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Consider submitting your package or volunteering to review. 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.


On the Blog

From the community

From the rOpenSci team


Use Cases

  • 69 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)

  • 9 use cases for our packages or resources were posted in our discussion forum Look for bomrang, clifro, crul, drake, magick, piggyback, rnaturalearth, tidyhydat, tradestatistics

Have you used an rOpenSci package? Share your use case and we’ll tweet about it.


In the News

Why You Should Document Your Tests, by Hynek Schlawack

  • Scott says “I for one, only sometimes include comments in my tests, but perhaps they should be documented better?” Do you comment or document your tests? This blog post is about Python, but the ideas apply to any language.


Call For Maintainers

Part of our mission is making sustainable software users can rely on. Sometimes software maintainers need to give up maintenance due to a variety of circumstances. When that happens we try to find new maintainers. Check out our guidance for taking over maintenance of a package.

rflybase is in need of a new maintainer. Email Scott if you’re interested.


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