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

Software Engineering and R Programming: A Call for Research PDF download
Melina Vidoni , The R Journal (2021) 13:2, pages 6-14.

Abstract Although R programming has been a part of research since its origins in the 1990s, few studies address scientific software development from a Software Engineering (SE) perspective. The past few years have seen unparalleled growth in the R community, and it is time to push the boundaries of SE research and R programming forwards. This paper discusses relevant studies that close this gap Additionally, it proposes a set of good practices derived from those findings aiming to act as a call-to-arms for both the R and RSE (Research SE) community to explore specific, interdisciplinary paths of research.

Received: 2021-05-24; online 2021-12-14
CRAN packages: genthat, roxygen2, pkgdown, covr, testthat, tidyverse

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  author = {Melina Vidoni},
  title = {{Software Engineering and R Programming: A Call for Research}},
  year = {2021},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2021-108},
  url = {},
  pages = {6--14},
  volume = {13},
  number = {2}