Now comes the hard part of being an academic #opensource developer moving into industry. 😢 I need volunteers to take over some of my #rstats packages. I'm hoping to retain some but also want to pass on a few.

If you're interested, please reach out on Github about any of...
{csvy} is a package for reading and writing metadata-enhanced CSV files that include a YAML header.

The format:

The package: (on CRAN but needs some updates to match the current csvy specification).
{colourlovers} is an API client for

The package:… (on CRAN but could use an XML -> xml2 conversion and a refresh to make sure it's still up to date).
{dataverse} is an API client for @dataverseorg

The package:… (on CRAN and still works but the data archiving functionality has broken and I haven't had time to get it working again).
{federalregister}: an API client for the US Federal Register API.

The package:… I believe it's still working, but haven't been maintaining it.
{RPublica}: an API client for @ProPublica APIs.

The package:… I believe it's still working but I'm not actually sure.
{imguR} is an @imgur API client that can be used for downloading as well as uploading images on the platform.

It works and as far as I can tell needs no updates:… but could use an automatic test suite.
{msgtools} is a package development tool that aims to help in adding message translations to R packages. Was developed as part of an @RConsortium project but hasn't been high on my development list.

The package:
{slopegraph} is a slopegraph package that I developed in response to an Edward Tufte online challenge. It has some lingering issues and has never made it to CRAN. I'd love to see someone passionate about #dataviz take it over.

The package:…
{ggparliament} is an experimental package for creating parliament plots to demonstrate seat shares and changes in seat shares for legislatures. It's not on CRAN and could use some tender love and care.

The package:…
{meme} (not the identically named, but later-created package on CRAN) is a joke package for creating memes. It's fun but needs some active maintainership to get it (under a different name) onto CRAN.

The package:
Finally, while I plan to retain maintainership, if you have any interest in #cloudcomputing in #rstats and feel like actively contributing to work on @cloudyRproject packages, I would love to have more volunteer labor there on any of our packages:….
So, in sum, if you're a user of any of those and feel like taking over as maintainer. Please let me know here or on the relevant github issue page. For the low low price of $0, you could walk home today with a lightly used R package and a lifetime of responsibility for it.

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