The R Journal: article published in 2018, volume 10:2

Dot-Pipe: an S3 Extensible Pipe for R PDF download
John Mount and Nina Zumel , The R Journal (2018) 10:2, pages 309-316.

Abstract Pipe notation is popular with a large league of R users, with magrittr being the dominant realization. However, this should not be enough to consider piping in R as a settled topic that is not subject to further discussion, experimentation, or possibility for improvement. To promote innovation opportunities, we describe the wrapr R package and “dot-pipe” notation, a well behaved sequencing operator with S3 extensibility. We include a number of examples of using this pipe to interact with and extend other R packages.

Received: 2018-03-02; online 2018-08-17
CRAN packages: data.table, magrittr, dplyr, future, rmonad, pipeR, backpipe, drake, wrapr, ggplot2, rquery
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: HighPerformanceComputing, Databases, Finance, Graphics, ModelDeployment, Phylogenetics, WebTechnologies

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  author = {John Mount and Nina Zumel},
  title = {{Dot-Pipe: an S3 Extensible Pipe for R}},
  year = {2018},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2018-042},
  url = {},
  pages = {309--316},
  volume = {10},
  number = {2}