I recently made a contribution to
rnoaa and it got me thinking that I would like to contribute some of the econometrics code I’ve written to Ropensci packages, but it seems like the focus is on the “harder” sciences. I guess I have two questions that I’d love to get your thoughts on:
Would folks at
ropenscibe interested in also including some economics packages?
Is there a better forum, some kind group analogous to ropensci for the social sciences? Best I’ve found so far is this open economics group, which is more open data focused than code.
I know that there exist a fairly wide variety of R packages for economics work, though some of it still lags behind Stata functionality, but a R community centered around open economics seems like it could be a really great thing to have.