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Fixing typos

Small typos or grammatical errors in documentation may be edited directly using the GitHub web interface, so long as the changes are made in the source file.

  • DO: edit a roxygen comment in a .R file below R/.
  • DON’T: edit an .Rd file below man/.


Before you make a substantial pull request, you should always file an issue and make sure someone from the team agrees that it’s a problem. If you’ve found a bug, create an associated issue and illustrate the bug with a minimal reprex.

Pull request process

  • We recommend that you create a Git branch for each pull request (PR).
  • Look at the GitHub actions and CodeCovr build status before and after making changes.
  • We follow Google’s R style guide
  • We use camelCase for variable names, and TitleCase for function names.
  • We use the Oxford ending of ‘ize’ (not ‘ise’), and UK spelling (e.g. ‘colour’) where it is not possible to avoid the distinction (e.g. by shortening to ‘col’)
  • We use roxygen2 to build documentation.
  • We use testthat. Contributions with test cases included are easier to accept.
  • For user-facing changes, add a bullet to the top of below the current development version header describing the changes made followed by your GitHub username, and links to relevant issue(s)/PR(s).

Code of Conduct

Please note that the project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project you agree to abide by its terms.

Prefer to e-mail?

E-mail the person listed as maintainer in the DESCRIPTION file of this repo. Private discussions over email don’t help others - but of course email is totally warranted for any sensitive problems.

Thanks for contributing!

This document is adapted from the tidyverse contributing guide.