R Package Maintenance

I just got an automated email from the developers of the Tidyverse that they are updating the package tibble such that it will break the code in my package colorednoise, which depends on it. Part of being a package maintainer is updating your package so it won’t break when other packages do. So I thought I would document how I did this in a blog post. First, I carefully read the email to see which tests were failing.

A Practical Guide to Mixed Models in R

Preface I created this guide so that students can learn about important statistical concepts while remaining firmly grounded in the programming required to use statistical tests on real data. I want this to be a guide students can keep open in one window while running R in another window, because it is directly relevant to their work. In that spirit of openness and relevance, note that I created this guide in R v 3.