[Rd] Programming Tools CTV
hb at biostat.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 22 18:33:08 CET 2015
On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 7:20 AM, Max Kuhn <mxkuhn at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
Thanks for your work on this.
May I suggest a Git/GitHub repository for this? That lowers the
barriers for contributions substantially, e.g. either via issues but
even better via pull requests (== point'n'click for you). If you need
to mirror/push it to an SVN repository, I'm sure that's pretty easy to
do (and likely also to automate).
PS. Sorry, I'm not volunteering; too much on my plate.
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