James Hester

James Hester

9 packages on CRAN

readr

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The goal of 'readr' is to provide a fast and friendly way to read rectangular data (like 'csv', 'tsv', and 'fwf'). It is designed to flexibly parse many types of data found in the wild, while still cleanly failing when data unexpectedly changes.

xml2

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Work with XML files using a simple, consistent interface. Built on top of the 'libxml2' C library.

devtools

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Collection of package development tools.

pkgbuild

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Provides functions used to build R packages. Locates compilers needed to build R packages on various platforms and ensures the PATH is configured appropriately so R can use them.

pkgload

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Simulates the process of installing a package and then attaching it. This is a key part of the 'devtools' package as it allows you to rapidly iterate while developing a package.

odbc

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A DBI-compatible interface to ODBC databases.

reprex

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Convenience wrapper that uses the 'rmarkdown' package to render small snippets of code to target formats that include both code and output. The goal is to encourage the sharing of small, reproducible, and runnable examples on code-oriented websites, such as <https://stackoverflow.com> and <https://github.com>, or in email. The user's clipboard is the default source of input code and the default target for rendered output. 'reprex' also extracts clean, runnable R code from various common formats, such as copy/paste from an R session.

spelling

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Spell checking common document formats including latex, markdown, manual pages, and description files. Includes utilities to automate checking of documentation and vignettes as a unit test during 'R CMD check'. Both British and American English are supported out of the box and other languages can be added. In addition, packages may define a 'wordlist' to allow custom terminology without having to abuse punctuation.

hipread

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Read hierarchical fixed width files like those commonly used by many census data providers. Also allows for reading of data in chunks, and reading 'gzipped' files without storing the full file in memory.