Our community manager Stefanie Butland, and one of our software review editors Brooke Anderson, are speaking remotely at an R-Ladies East Lansing meetup Thursday, October 22nd. They will talk about our how to get involved in rOpenSci using our new Contributing Guide as an entry point, and through participating in software review as a package author or reviewer.
The purpose of our new Contributing Guide is to welcome you to rOpenSci and help you recognize yourself as a potential contributor. It will help you figure out what you might gain by giving your time, expertise, and experience; match your needs with things that will help rOpenSci’s mission; and connect you with resources to help you along the way.
3 community-contributed packages passed software peer review.
- treedata.table – A Wrapper For data.table For Fast Manipulation Of Phylogenetic Trees Matched To Data. Author: Josef Uyeda; Reviewers: Hugo Gruson, Kari Norman; Read the Review
2 new peer-reviewed packages from the community are on CRAN.
1 new package from the rOpenSci team is on CRAN.
- rbace – a client for interacting with the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine API. Author: Scott Chamberlain
74 published works cited or used rOpenSci software (listed in individual newsletters)
6 use cases for our packages or resources were posted in our discussion forum. Look for citecorp, europepmc, fulltext, magick, oai, rAltmetric, rcrossref, refsplitr, rentrez, rtweet, roadoi
Have you used an rOpenSci package? Share your use case and we’ll tweet about it.
The latest episode of the Changelog Podcast was How open source saved htop. It may be of interest to readers of our newsletter as a vignette of how a project transitioned maintainers. The original htop repository, and the new one.
Part of our mission is making sustainable software that 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.
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