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.
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When Field or Lab Work is not an Option – Leveraging Open Data Resources for Remote Research – by The rOpenSci Team, Brooke Anderson, Robin Lovelace, Ben Marwick, Ben Raymond, Anton Van de Putte, Louise Slater, Sam Zipper, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Sam Albers, Claudia Vitolo
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
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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.
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