13 R package development

13.1 R packages

Hadley Whickham

Packages are the fundamental units of reproducible R code. They include reusable R functions, the documentation that describes how to use them, and sample data. In this section you’ll learn how to turn your code into packages that others can easily download and use. Writing a package can seem overwhelming at first. So start with the basics and improve it over time. It doesn’t matter if your first version isn’t perfect as long as the next version is better.


13.2 rOpenSci Packages: Development, Maintenance, and Peer Review

This book is a package development guide for authors, maintainers, reviewers and editors of rOpenSci.