(Re)introducing skimr v2 - A year in the life of an open source R project

Authors: Michael Quinn, Elin Waring

Wait, what is a “skimr”?

“skimr is an R package for summarizing your data. It extends tidyverse packages, and dplyr in particular, so that you can get a broad set of summary statistics with a single function call.”

“We announced the testing version of skimr v2 on June 19, 2018. After more than a year of (admittedly intermittent) work, we’re thrilled to be able to say that the package is ready to go to CRAN. So, what happened over the last year? And why are we so excited for v2?”

Blog post includes lots of good stuff:

  • Setting the stage
  • Getting it right
  • Better internal data structures
  • Manipulating internal data
  • Working with dplyr
  • Configuring and extending skimr
  • Using skimr in other contexts
  • Wait, that took over a year?

Read the blog post to find out about all the excitement: https://ropensci.org/blog/2019/10/29/skimrv2/