rOpenSci won 3rd place in the PLoS-Mendeley Binary Battle!

I am part of the rOpenSci development team (along with Carl Boettiger, Karthik Ram, and Nick Fabina). Our website: Code at Github: We entered two of our R packages for integrating with PLoS Journals (rplos) and Mendeley (RMendeley) in the Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle. Get them at GitHub (rplos; RMendeley). These two packages allow users (from R! of course) to search and retrieve data from PLoS journals (including their altmetrics data), and from Mendeley....

November 30, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

Ten Simple Rules for OA Publishers talk by Philip Bourne

Ten Simple Rules for Open Access Publishers View more presentations from Philip Bourne

September 23, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

@drewconway interview on @DataNoBorders at the Strata conference

The O’Reilly Media Strata Summit has many interviews on YouTube (just search YouTube for it)Drew Conway is the author of a R packages, including infochimps, an R wrapper to the Infochimps API service. The YouTube video:

September 22, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

Open science talk by Carl Boettiger

Carl Boettiger gave a talk on the topic of open science to incoming UC Davis graduate students. Here is the audio click here Here are the slides clickhere

September 22, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

My take on an R introduction talk

UPDATE: I put in an R tutorial as a Github gist below. Here is a short intro R talk I gave today…for what it’s worth… R Introduction View more presentations from schamber Here’s the tutorial in a GitHub gist:

September 9, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

FigShare Talk

FigShare - I very much like this idea of a place to put your data online that is NOT published. Dryad is a nice place for datastes linked with published papers, but there isn’t really a place for datasets that perhaps did not make the cut for a published paper, and if known to the scientific community, could potentially help resolve the “file-drawer” effect in meta-analyses. (wow, run on sentence)...

September 8, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

Wednesday at #ESA11

Interesting talks/posters: Ethan White’s poster describing was of course awesome given my interest in getting data into the hands of ecologists over at Ethan also has software you can download on your machine to get the datasets you want easily - EcoData Retriever. [rOpenSci will try to take advantage of their work and allow you to call the retriever from R] Carl Boettiger’s talk was awesome. He explained how we need better tools to be able to predict collapses using early warning signals....

August 11, 2011 · 2 min · Scott Chamberlain

Monday at ESA11

Monday was a good day at ESA in Austin. There were a few topics I promised to report on in my blogging/tweeting. …focused on open source data. Carly Strasser’s presentation on guidelines for data management was awesome (including other talks in the symposium on Creating Effective Data Management Plans for Ecological Research). Although this was a good session, I can’t help but wish that they had hammered home the need for open science more....

August 8, 2011 · 2 min · Scott Chamberlain

(#ESA11) rOpenSci: a collaborative effort to develop R-based tools for facilitating Open Science

Our development team would like to announce the launch of rOpenSci. As the title states, this project aims to create R packages to make open science more available to researchers. What this means is that we seek to connect researchers using R with as much open data as possible, mainly through APIs. There are a number of R packages that already do this (e.g., infochimps, twitteR), but we are making more packages, e....

August 8, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain

Blogging/tweeting from ESA11

I will be blogging about the upcoming Ecological Society of America meeting in Austin, TX. I will focus on discussing talks/posters that: Have taken a cool approach to using data, or Have focused on open science/data, or Done something cool with R software, or Are just exciting in general I will also tweet throughout the meeting from @recology_ (yes the underscore is part of the name, recology was already taken). The hashtag for the meeting this year is #ESA11

July 31, 2011 · 1 min · Scott Chamberlain