MADRaT provides a framework which should improve reproducibility and transparency in data processing. It provides functionality such as automatic meta data creation and management, rudimentary quality management, data caching, work-flow management and data aggregation.
The last official release of the package can be directly installed from official CRAN repository:
For installation of the most recent package version an additional repository has to be added in R:
options(repos = c(CRAN = "@CRAN@", rd3mod_repo = "http://www.pik-potsdam.de/rd3mod/R/"))
The additional repository can be made availably permanently by adding the line above to a file called
.Rprofile stored in the home folder of your system (
Sys.glob("~") in R returns the home directory).
After that the most recent version of the package can be installed using
Package updates can be installed using
update.packages (make sure that the additional repository has been added before running that command):
The package comes with a vignette describing the basic functionality of the package and how to use it. You can load it with the following command (the package needs to be installed):
In case of questions / problems please contact Jan Dietrich firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 The title is a wish not a promise. By no means we expect this package to deliver everything what is needed to achieve full reproducibility and transparency, but we believe that it supports efforts in this direction.