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  • We’re still looking for a community manager! Read about the position on our blog to find out more. Informal questions and inquiries welcome at jobs at ropensci org.
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Software

  • A new package jqr (v0.2.0) is on CRAN. jqr is an R interface to jq - a JSON processor. jq makes it easy to slice and dice JSON really easily; it’s a C library, and has a CLI interface that’s really handy in combination with curl or similar. jqr has a low level interace to jq so that you can copy/paste the exact jq commands you use on the CLI. In addition, jqr has a high level interace that aims to make it easy to construct jq commands with R functions. Additionally, we make it easy to build up jq commands with pipes - although you don’t have to use pipes. jqr supports NSE and SE. jqr comes bundled with jq itself, and works across all platforms. Repository on GitHub.
  • A new package datapack (v1.0.0) is on CRAN. datapack is an R package to handle data packages. datapack provides an abstraction for collating heterogeneous collections of data objects and metadata into a bundle that can be transported and loaded into a single composite file. See the vignette for an overview. Repository on GitHub.
  • A new package hunspell (currently at v0.1.2) is on CRAN. hunspell is a spell checker package. It directly links to the Hunspell C++ library and works on all platforms without installing additional dependencies. Hunspell is the spell checker library used in LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Mac OS X, InDesign, and a few more. Check out Hunspell: Spell Checker and Text Parser for R and Stemming and Spell Checking in R for an introduction to the package. Repository on GitHub.
  • A new version (0.2.0) of traits is on CRAN. See release notes for changes. This version deprecates a number of functions (they’re still avail., but will be defunct/gone in the next version), which are going into a new package originr focused on data on where taxa are native/invasive/etc. Repository on GitHub.
  • A new version (0.1.5) of internetarchive is on CRAN. See the the news for changes. Repository on GitHub.
  • A new version (0.3.4) of bold is on CRAN. See the release notes for changes. Repository on GitHub.
  • A new version (0.3.0) of rebird is on CRAN. See the release notes for changes. Repository on GitHub.

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