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Creating a monorepo of R packages with GitHub

23 Nov, 2023

Context As an R developer who often works on open source project, I normally use one GitHub repository for new R packages. Team of R developers that work on several packages use organization accounts to gather packages that have a common scope.... Read More

A few thoughts about pipes in R

25 Aug, 2023

Piping in R Back in 2014, I discovered the forward pipe for R introduced in magrittr and since that time, I never stopped piping, although my piping habits evolved over time, especially with the introduction of the native pipe in R 4.... Read More

Academic writing with Markdown, Visual Studio Code and Zotero

02 Apr, 2023

Academic researchers devote a significant amount of time to writing papers to report their findings. As this is an important aspect of their job, they need to use a document preparation system (a word processor) that they are comfortable working with.... Read More

Welcome 👋

The overarching goal of this blog is quite straightforward: tackle challenges and opportunities provided by this new era of open-access and computationally intensive research in the field of ecology. You will therefore find a collection of blog posts that reflect this: code snippets, ecological insights, new and exciting computational tools, opinions on various field of ecology and programming, etc.

In the interest of full disclosure, we also have a hidden agenda for this blog. As a group revolving almost exclusively around academia (for more about us) - and as such, some might say out of touch with reality - we have to write a lot, which can be quite hard (cough read procrastination cough). This blog is therefore also our attempt at significantly stepping-up our writing game!

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