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Wrapping all science APIs


About rOpenSci

At rOpenSci we are creating packages that allow access to data repositories through the R statistical programming environment that is already a familiar part of the workflow of many scientists. We hope that our tools will not only facilitate drawing data into an environment where it can readily be manipulated, but also one in which those analyses and methods can be easily shared, replicated, and extended by other researchers. While all the pieces for connecting researchers with these data sources exist as disparate entities, our efforts will provide a unified framework that will be quickly connect researchers to open data.

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rOpenSci's software tools

We develop open source R packages that provide programmatic access to a variety of scientific data, full-text of journal articles, and repositories that provide real-time metrics of scholarly impact. Visit our packages section for a full list of production and development versions of packages.

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News & Updates


📅 Recent events

  • The entire dev team is getting ready for the annual Ecology meetings in Minneapolis next week. Check out our entire schedule of talks, workshops, symposia and even a social hour! July 30th, 2013

  • We launched an Open Science Challenge for 2013. Applications are currently closed but stay tuned for details on the chosen projects. more details here. February, 2013

  • rOpenSci's Scott Chamberlain recently ran a big data workshop at the British Ecological Society meeting in Birmingham. See slides from his presentation.

  • rOpenSci core members Scott, Carl, and Karthik were just at the PLOS ALM workshop in San Francisco held at the Fort Mason center from Nov 1-3. Some slides from our workshop are here.

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