Discussion forum

Recently, these new conversations were started on our discussion forum https://discuss.ropensci.org:


New packages


Software Review

We accept community contributed packages via our onboarding system - an open software review system, sorta like scholarly paper review, but way better. We’ll highlight newly onboarded packages here. 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 fill out this short form, and we’ll ping you when there’s a submission that fits in your area of expertise.

On the blog

We’ve had four blog posts on our main blog in the past two weeks:

We’ve had one blog post on our developer blog in the past two weeks:

Use cases

The following three works use/cite rOpenSci or rOpenSci software:

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  1. Mounce, R., Smith, P., & Brockington, S. (2017). Ex situ conservation of plant diversity in the world’s botanic gardens. Nature Plants, 3(10), 795–802. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-017-0019-3 

  2. Chamberlain SA, Boettiger C. (2017) R Python, and Ruby clients for GBIF species occurrence data. PeerJ Preprints 5:e3304v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.3304v1 

  3. Li, K., Yan, E., & Feng, Y. (2017). How is R cited in research outputs? Structure, impacts, and citation standard. Journal of Informetrics, 11(4), 989–1002. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2017.08.003