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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.

There haven’t been any submissions or approved packages since last news - it’s a good time to submit your package! At least ask questions if you’re not sure how it works, or if your package is a good fit.

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 7th post came out last week, by Thomas Leeper on his package tabulizer - Release ‘open’ data from their PDF prisons using tabulizer.

The 6th post came out almost two week’s ago, by Tony Fischetti on his package assertr - Data validation with the assertr package.

5th: 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

One blog post and two 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. Salmon, M. 2017. Mapping waxwings annual migration without Twitter. 

  2. Malcolm F. Rosenthal, Matthew Gertler, Angela D. Hamilton, Sonal Prasad, Maydianne C.B. Andrade, Taxonomic bias in animal behaviour publications. Animal Behaviour, Volume 127, 2017, pgs. 83-89. 

  3. Aedo, C., & Pando, F. (2017). A distribution and taxonomic reference dataset of Geranium in the New World. Scientific Data, 4, 170049.