DataPackageR: Construct Reproducible Analytic Data Sets as R Packages

A framework to help construct R data packages in a reproducible manner. Potentially time consuming processing of raw data sets into analysis ready data sets is done in a reproducible manner and decoupled from the usual R CMD build process so that data sets can be processed into R objects in the data package and the data package can then be shared, built, and installed by others without the need to repeat computationally costly data processing. The package maintains data provenance by turning the data processing scripts into package vignettes, as well as enforcing documentation and version checking of included data objects. Data packages can be version controlled in github, and used to share data for manuscripts, collaboration and general reproducibility.

Version: 0.15.8
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: digest, knitr, utils, rmarkdown, desc, yaml, purrr, roxygen2 (≥ 6.0.1), devtools (≥ 1.12.0), assertthat, stringr, futile.logger, rprojroot, usethis, crayon
Suggests: spelling, testthat, covr, data.tree
Published: 2021-03-17
Author: Greg Finak [aut, cph] (Original author and creator of DataPackageR), Paul Obrecht [ctb], Ellis Hughes [ctb, cre], Jimmy Fulp [ctb], Marie Vendettuoli [ctb], Jason Taylor [ctb], Kara Woo [rev] (Kara reviewed the package for ropensci, see <>), William Landau [rev] (William reviewed the package for ropensci, see <>)
Maintainer: Ellis Hughes <ehhughes at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
URL: (website)
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: pandoc (>= 1.12.3) -
Language: en-US
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: DataPackageR results


Reference manual: DataPackageR.pdf
Vignettes: The DataPackageR YAML configuration file.
A Guide to using DataPackageR
Package source: DataPackageR_0.15.8.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): DataPackageR_0.15.8.tgz, r-release (x86_64): DataPackageR_0.15.8.tgz, r-oldrel: DataPackageR_0.15.8.tgz
Old sources: DataPackageR archive


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