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Package names and authors

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Your Turn

Working in the exercises.Rmd file:

  • Add a new author to avalanchr using desc::desc_add_author(). Set given to “Barret”, family to “Wallace”, and role to “aut”.

  • In DESCRIPTION, change the title to “Tools for the Avalanche Data Science Team”

  • Change the Description field to “A set of tools to use within the Avalance Data Science team. This package contains functions for connecting to databases, R markdown templates, ggplot2 themes, and more.”

  • Run use_tidy_description() to clean up the file.

Learn More

The best place to learn more about these packages is the Metadata chapter of the R Packages book.

The Naming Things blog post mentioned is here.

And you can learn more about the available package on GitHub.

The desc pacakge can be found here.

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Kirstin O'Dell

Kirstin O'Dell

November 18, 2022

I got this error message when installing avalanchr: I'm using version 2022.07.1 build 554 of RStudio

Warning in install.packages : package ‘avalanchr’ is not available for this version of R

A version of this package for your version of R might be available elsewhere, see the ideas at