New packages



We accept community contributed packages via our onboarding system - a software review system, sorta like scholarly paper review, but way better. We’ll highlight new packages here that have come through this system. A huge thanks to our reviewers, who do a lot of work reviewing (see the blog post on our review system), and the authors of the packages!

If you want to be a reviewer we have a new form you can fill out, and we’ll ping you when there’s a submission that fits in your area of expertise.

The following package was recently submitted to our onboarding process and is undergoing review:

Use cases

Two blog posts and many new (and some old) papers cite rOpenSci packages:

Keep up with rOpenSci news

There are a number of ways to keep up with what rOpenSci is doing:


  1. Nishida, Kan. 2017. Making Maps for Canada’s Provisions and Census Divisions in R. 

  2. Sonkkila, Tuja. 2017. Semi-automatic IT at work. 

  3. Gilles, D., Zaiss, R., Blach-Overgaard, A., Catarino, L., Damen, T., Deblauwe, V., et al. (2016). RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributions. PhytoKeys, 74, 1–18. 

  4. Lundgren, M. R., & Christin, P.-A. (2016). Despite phylogenetic effects, C3-C4 lineages bridge the ecological gap to C4 photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany, erw451. 

  5. Galata, V., Backes, C., Laczny, C. C., Hemmrich-Stanisak, G., Li, H., Smoot, L., et al. (2016). Comparing genome versus proteome-based identification of clinical bacterial isolates. Briefings in Bioinformatics, bbw122. 

  6. Hassall, C., Owen, J., & Gilbert, F. (2016). Phenological shifts in hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): linking measurement and mechanism. Ecography. 

  7. Hampton, S. E., Anderson, S. S., Bagby, S. C., Gries, C., Han, X., Hart, E. M., et al. (2015). The Tao of open science for ecology. Ecosphere, 6(7), art120. 

  8. Nguyen, N. T., Zhang, X., Wu, C., Lange, R. A., Chilton, R. J., Lindsey, M. L., & Jin, Y.-F. (2014). Integrative Computational and Experimental Approaches to Establish a Post-Myocardial Infarction Knowledge Map. PLoS Computational Biology, 10(3), e1003472. 

  9. Killen, S. S., Norin, T., & Halsey, L. G. (2016). Do method and species lifestyle affect measures of maximum metabolic rate in fishes? Journal of Fish Biology. 

  10. Estrada-Peña, A., & de la Fuente, J. (2016). Species interactions in occurrence data for a community of tick-transmitted pathogens. Scientific Data, 3, 160056. 

  11. Bauer, P. C., Barbera, P., & Munzert, S. (2016). The Quality of Citations: Towards Quantifying Qualitative Impact in Social Science Research. 

  12. Mackinnon, M. J., Ndila, C., Uyoga, S., Macharia, A., Snow, R. W., Band, G., et al. (2016). Environmental Correlation Analysis for Genes Associated with Protection against Malaria. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33(5), 1188–1204. 

  13. Söderholm, S. (2016). The Complex Genetics of Multiple Sclerosis: A preliminary study of MS-associated SNPs prior to a larger genotyping project. 

  14. Kolb, J.-P. (2016). Visualizing GeoData with R. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 45(1), 45.