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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 packages were recently submitted for review:

On the blog

main blog

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

One of the posts is from our community manager Stefanie Butland: The Value of Welcome, part 2: How to prepare 40 new community members for an unconference. Read the related blog post (part 1, from earlier this year) on the blog.

Two posts come from the recent rOpenSci unconference #ozunconf in Melbourne, Australia.

In one piece Holly Kirk, Di Cook, Alicia Allan, Ross Gayler, Roger Peng, and Elle Saber summarized one of the projects at the unconf: ochRe - Australia themed colour palettes. Check out the project at ropenscilabs/ochRe.

In another #ozunconf piece Anikó Tóth and Nick Golding discuss their project changes: easy Git-based version control from R. Check out the project at ropenscilabs/changes.

Last, we had a post announcing a new software review collaboration: Announcing a New rOpenSci Software Review Collaboration.


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

Jeroen Ooms discusses v1.6 of the magick package: Magick 1.6: clipping, geometries, fonts, fuzz, and a bit of history

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