[Rd] Programming Tools CTV

Max Kuhn mxkuhn at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 16:20:52 CET 2015

I've had a lot of requests for additions to the reproducible research
task view that fall into a grey area (to me at least).

For example, roxygen2 is a tool that broadly enable reproducibility
but I see it more as a tool for better programming. I'm about to check
in a new version of the task view that includes packrat and
checkpoint, as they seem closer to reproducible research, but also
feel like coding tools.

There are a few other packages that many would find useful for better
coding: devtools, testthat, lintr, codetools, svTools, rbenchmark,
pkgutils, etc.

This might be some overlap with the HPC task view. I would think that
rJava, Rcpp and the like are better suited there but this is arguable.

The last time I proposed something like this, Martin deftly convinced
me to be the maintainer. It is probably better for everyone if we
avoid that on this occasion.

* Does anyone else see the need for this?

* What other packages fit into this bin?

* Would anyone like to volunteer?



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