The R Journal: article published in 2021, volume 13:2

We Need Trustworthy R Packages PDF download
William Michael Landau , The R Journal (2021) 13:2, pages 15-17.

Abstract There is a need for rigorous software engineering in R packages, and there is a need for new research to bridge scientific computing with more traditional computing. Automated tools, interdisciplinary graduate courses, code reviews, and a welcoming developer community will continue to democratize best practices. Democratized software engineering will improve the quality, correctness, and integrity of scientific software, and by extension, the disciplines that rely on it.

Received: 2021-08-24; online 2021-12-14
CRAN packages: testthat, covr, R6

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  author = {William Michael Landau},
  title = {{We Need Trustworthy R Packages}},
  year = {2021},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2021-109},
  url = {},
  pages = {15--17},
  volume = {13},
  number = {2}