Teaching how to create high quality R packages

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rOpenSci package development guide book

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academic

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Data Science

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UBCMDS

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the University of British Columbia’s Master of Data Science program one of the courses we teach is called DSCI 524 Collaborative Software Development. In this course, students have to work in teams of 3-4 to create a R package (among other things). One of the resources we recommend the students use for this is the rOpenSci Packages: Development, Maintenance, and Peer Review guide. In particular, we encourage the students to go through the Review template in the appendix of that guide before they hand in their R package for final grading. Instructors and Teaching Assistants for this course also use this Review template to help give both formative feedback and guide summative assessment.

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