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 packages were recently submitted to our onboarding process:

The following package recently went through our onboarding process and has been approved:

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 5th post came out last week, by Adam Sparks on his package GSODR - Everybody talks about the weather.

4th: 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

Three papers use/cite rOpenSci packages:

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  1. Balao, F., Trucchi, E., Wolfe, T., Hao, B.-H., Lorenzo, M. T., Baar, J., … Paun, O. (2017). Adaptive sequence evolution is driven by biotic stress in a pair of orchid species (Dactylorhiza) with distinct ecological optima. Molecular Ecology. 

  2. Bartomeus, I., Cariveau, D., Harrison, T., & Winfree, R. (2016). On the inconsistency of pollinator species traits for predicting either response to agricultural intensification or functional contribution. 

  3. Vogler, E., Schindler, C., Botte, A., & Rittberger, M. (2017, March). Are Altmetrics Effective in Transdisciplinary Research Fields?. In Everything Changes, Everything Stays the Same? Understanding Information Spaces. Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium of Information Science (ISI 2017)-(isi2017). Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.