- The first version of
v0.1.0) is up on CRAN.
gistris an R client for working with GitHub gists. You can get gists and their metadata, and create them. A blog post describing the package: http://recology.info/2015/01/gistr-github-gists/
rvertnetis getting a reworking based on the new Vertnet APIs. Check out the
udpatebranch in the repo: https://github.com/ropensci/rvertnet/tree/update
ckanrgot a pull request from Imanuel Costigan, allowing easier setting of the base url for the CKAN instance. See gist for use: https://gist.github.com/sckott/c86f3c2965cfc389ac3c
- We shared a Gist on getting elevation data for lat/long locations in the
rgbifpackage via the Google Elevation API (https://gist.github.com/sckott/2d3ae5f0cecca3deb436), and there was a cool look by Matt Harris at how accurate the Google Elevation API is compared to Digital Elevation Models: http://rpubs.com/mharris/GoogleAPI
- We shared another Gist on getting NOAA NCDC data via FTP https://gist.github.com/sckott/440222f040a3444057ad - attempting to cover the use case where the NOAA NCDC API rate limits are lower than your data needs.
- New R package in the rOpenSci suite, rdopa, an R client to Joint Research Centre’s DOPA REST API. This is also gives us a new contributor! Joona Lehtomäki
- New contibutor to rOpenSci via
rvertnet: Chris Ray
- Our new rOpenSci discussion forum is growing fast. Do join us there if you want to discuss all things rOpenSci. There’s login options for email, Twitter, GitHub, and Mozilla Persona.
rOpenSci in the news
- rOpenSci got a mention in the bioRxiv preprint Connecting people and ideas from around the world: global innovation platforms for next-generation ecology and beyond by the INGEE folks. See the abstract at http://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2014/12/14/012666.abstract
- We (and rOpenGov!) got a mention in a manuscript in draft at muuankarski/rlang on GitHub. pdf here
Other such domain specific projects are for example rOpenSci and emerging rOpenGov that provide tools for open science and open government data, respectively.
- A mention in a PeerJ preprint titled Close connections between open science and open-source software. The mention is
Recently, rOpenSci (http://ropensci.org/) is released as a new in-progress collaborative project aiming to effectively and synergistically connect various online databases through R computing platform.