The R Consortium passed a significant milestone this month: since its inception, the non-profit body has provided more than US$500,000 in grant funding to project proposed by the R Community. The R Consortium uses the dues from its member organizations to fund grant proposals, which are reviewed twice a year by its Infrastructure Steering Committee. (If you'd like to propose a project, proposals for the next round are being accepted through April 1.)
New projects funded in this round include:
- Creating a new data type for R to unify the "units" and "errors" packages
- Updating the R module for the Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator (SWIG) to support modern R programming practices like reference classes
- Providing an API and test framework to underlie the "future" package
- A package to process spatiotemporal data held on servers with a dplyr-like syntax
With these new grants, the R Consortium has funded 21 projects in total, from R packages to community events to developer tools. You can read more about the new projects in the announcement linked below.