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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.

The following two packages recently went through our onboarding process and have been approved!

The following packages were recently submitted for review:

On the blog

main blog

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

Nicholas Tierney summarizes the recent unconference in Melbourne, Australia: Building Communities Together at ozunconf, 2017


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

Jeroen Ooms and Thomas Lin Pedersen discuss a neat new feature in the magick package: Image Convolution in R using Magick

Jeroen Ooms discussses Using Magick with RMarkdown and Shiny

Use cases

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

If you’ve used rOpenSci software in a blog post or a paper, tell us on the discussion forum and we’ll share it with our community here.

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  1. Cardoso P (2017) red - an R package to facilitate species red list assessments according to the IUCN criteria. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e20530. 

  2. Lee, Y. Y., Foster, E. D., Polley, D. E., & Odell, J. Using the ‘rentrez’ R Package to Identify Repository Records for NCBI LinkOut. Chicago. Code4lib Journal. 

  3. Bakker, M., van Assen, M. A. L. M., Crompvoets, E. A. V., Ong, H. H., & Soderberg, C. K. Restriction of opportunistic use of researcher degrees of freedom in pre-registrations on the Open Science Framework. THE HUMAN FALLIBILITY OF SCIENTISTS, 105.