sbtools: A package connecting R to cloud-based data for collaborative online research

The R Journal
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Abstract

The adoption of high-quality tools for collaboration and reproducible research such as R and Github is becoming more common in many research fields. While Github and other version management systems are excellent resources, they were originally designed to handle code and scale poorly to large text-based or binary datasets. A number of scientific data repositories are coming online and are often focused on dataset archival and publication. To handle collaborative workflows using large scientific datasets, there is increasing need to connect cloud-based online data storage to R. In this article, we describe how the new R package sbtools enables direct access to the advanced online data functionality provided by ScienceBase, the U.S. Geological Survey’s online scientific data storage platform.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title sbtools: A package connecting R to cloud-based data for collaborative online research
Series title The R Journal
Volume 8
Issue 1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Contributing office(s) Office of Water Information
Description 11 p.
First page 387
Last page 398
Country United States