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:

On the blog

Onboarding series

We’re doing a series of guest blog posts for packages that have gone through our software review process at ropensci/onboarding.

The 4th post came out last week, by Lukas Lundstrom on his package camsRad - camsRad, satellite-based time series of solar irradiation.

3rd: Claudia Vitolo on her package hddtools - Discover hydrological data using the hddtools R package.

2nd: Maëlle Salmon on her package ropenaq - ropenaq, a breath of fresh air/R.

1st: Sean Hughes on his package plater - From a million nested ifelses to the plater package.

We’ll have more posts in this series coming out soon - keep an eye out.

Use Cases

Seven papers use/cite rOpenSci packages:

Keep up with rOpenSci news

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


  1. Carvajal-Endara, S., Hendry, A. P., Emery, N. C., & Davies, T. J. (2017). Habitat filtering not dispersal limitation shapes oceanic island floras: species assembly of the Galápagos archipelago. Ecology Letters, 20(4), 495–504. 

  2. Gálvez, R. H. (2017). Assessing author self-citation as a mechanism of relevant knowledge diffusion. Scientometrics. 

  3. Power, S. C., Anthony Verboom, G., Bond, W. J., & Cramer, M. D. (2017). Environmental correlates of biome-level floristic turnover in South Africa. Journal of Biogeography. 

  4. Zenil-Ferguson, R., Ponciano, J. M., & Burleigh, J. G. (2017). Testing the association of phenotypes with polyploidy: An example using herbaceous and woody eudicots. Evolution. 

  5. H Sparks, A., Hengl, T., & Nelson, A. (2017). GSODR: Global Summary Daily Weather Data in R. The Journal of Open Source Software, 2(10). 

  6. Berlemont, R. (2017). Distribution and diversity of enzymes for polysaccharide degradation in fungi. Scientific Reports, 7(1). 

  7. Martin, B. T., Heintz, R., Danner, E. M., & Nisbet, R. M. (2017). Integrating lipid storage into general representations of fish energetics. Journal of Animal Ecology.