New packages

  • A new package xslt (v1.0) is on CRAN. xslt is an extension for the xml2 package to transform XML documents by applying an XSL stylesheet. Check out Jeroen’s recent blog post to get started. Repository on GitHub
  • A new package rjsonapi (v0.1.0) is on CRAN. rjsonapi is an R client for APIs that follow the JSONAPI spec. The client is mostly for consuming data from JSON APIs, but there is an experimental server using plumber, which will in future help you serve a JSON API. There’s not a lot of public APIs following JSON API right now, but there likely will be in the future. Check out the README to get started. Repository on GitHub



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. Kevin Ummel. 2012. “CARMA Revisited: An Updated Database of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants Worldwide.” CGD Working Paper 304. Washington, D.C.: Center for Global Development. 

  2. LeBauer, D., Kooper, R., Mulrooney, P., Rohde, S., Wang, D., Long, S. P., & Dietze, M. C. (2017). BETYdb: a yield, trait, and ecosystem service database applied to second-generation bioenergy feedstock production. GCB Bioenergy. 

  3. Munkhbat, Oyungerel. 2017. Putting a magnifying glass on air pollution. The UB Post.