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This is the core function of the package and likely to be the only one you would need when developing a package.

This function writes out a CITATION.cff file for a given package. This function is basically a wrapper around cff_create() to both create the cff object and write it out to a YAML-formatted file in one command.

Usage

cff_write(
  x,
  outfile = "CITATION.cff",
  keys = list(),
  cff_version = "1.2.0",
  gh_keywords = TRUE,
  dependencies = TRUE,
  validate = TRUE,
  verbose = TRUE,
  authors_roles = c("aut", "cre"),
  encoding = "UTF-8"
)

Arguments

x

The source that would be used for generating the cff object. It could be:

  • A missing value. That would retrieve the DESCRIPTION file on your in-development R package.

  • An existing cff object.

  • The name of an installed package ("jsonlite").

  • Path to a DESCRIPTION file ("./DESCRIPTION").

outfile

The name and path of the CITATION.cff to be created.

keys

List of additional keys to add to the cff object. See cff_modify().

cff_version

The Citation File Format schema version that the CITATION.cff file adheres to for providing the citation metadata.

gh_keywords

Logical TRUE/FALSE. If the package is hosted on GitHub, would you like to add the repo topics as keywords?

dependencies

Logical TRUE/FALSE. Would you like to add the of your package to the references CFF key?

validate

validate Logical TRUE/FALSE. Should the new file be validated using cff_validate()?

verbose

Logical TRUE/FALSE. On TRUE the function would display informative messages.

authors_roles

Roles to be considered as authors of the package when generating the CITATION.cff file. See Details.

encoding

The name of the encoding to be assumed. Default is "UTF-8", but it can be any other value as accepted by iconv(), such as "ASCII//TRANSLIT".

Value

A CITATION.cff file and an (invisible) cff object.

Details

For details of authors_roles see cff_create().

When creating and writing a CITATION.cff for the first time, the function adds the pattern "^CITATION\.cff$" to your .Rbuildignore file to avoid NOTEs and WARNINGs in R CMD CHECK.

See also

Guide to Citation File Format schema version 1.2.0. This function unifies the workflow cff_create() + cff_validate() + write a file.

Other functions for creating external files: cff_write_bib()

Examples

# \donttest{
tmpfile <- tempfile(fileext = ".cff")
cff_obj <- cff_write("jsonlite", outfile = tmpfile)
#>  /tmp/Rtmp1sYJO7/file52f3af46345.cff generated
#> ══ Validating cff ══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
#>  Congratulations! /tmp/Rtmp1sYJO7/file52f3af46345.cff is valid

cff_obj
#> cff-version: 1.2.0
#> message: 'To cite package "jsonlite" in publications use:'
#> type: software
#> license: MIT
#> title: 'jsonlite: A Simple and Robust JSON Parser and Generator for R'
#> version: 1.8.8
#> abstract: A reasonably fast JSON parser and generator, optimized for statistical data
#>   and the web. Offers simple, flexible tools for working with JSON in R, and is particularly
#>   powerful for building pipelines and interacting with a web API. The implementation
#>   is based on the mapping described in the vignette (Ooms, 2014). In addition to converting
#>   JSON data from/to R objects, 'jsonlite' contains functions to stream, validate,
#>   and prettify JSON data. The unit tests included with the package verify that all
#>   edge cases are encoded and decoded consistently for use with dynamic data in systems
#>   and applications.
#> authors:
#> - family-names: Ooms
#>   given-names: Jeroen
#>   email: jeroen@berkeley.edu
#>   orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4035-0289
#> preferred-citation:
#>   type: article
#>   title: 'The jsonlite Package: A Practical and Consistent Mapping Between JSON Data
#>     and R Objects'
#>   authors:
#>   - family-names: Ooms
#>     given-names: Jeroen
#>     email: jeroen@berkeley.edu
#>     orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4035-0289
#>   journal: arXiv:1403.2805 [stat.CO]
#>   year: '2014'
#>   url: https://arxiv.org/abs/1403.2805
#> repository: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=jsonlite
#> repository-code: https://github.com/jeroen/jsonlite
#> url: https://jeroen.r-universe.dev/jsonlite
#> date-released: '2023-12-04'
#> contact:
#> - family-names: Ooms
#>   given-names: Jeroen
#>   email: jeroen@berkeley.edu
#>   orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4035-0289
#> keywords:
#> - json
#> - parser
#> - r
#> - rstats
#> references:
#> - type: software
#>   title: methods
#>   abstract: 'R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing'
#>   notes: Depends
#>   authors:
#>   - name: R Core Team
#>   institution:
#>     name: R Foundation for Statistical Computing
#>     address: Vienna, Austria
#>   year: '2024'
#> - type: software
#>   title: httr
#>   abstract: 'httr: Tools for Working with URLs and HTTP'
#>   notes: Suggests
#>   url: https://httr.r-lib.org/
#>   repository: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=httr
#>   authors:
#>   - family-names: Wickham
#>     given-names: Hadley
#>     email: hadley@posit.co
#>   year: '2024'
#> - type: software
#>   title: vctrs
#>   abstract: 'vctrs: Vector Helpers'
#>   notes: Suggests
#>   url: https://vctrs.r-lib.org/
#>   repository: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=vctrs
#>   authors:
#>   - family-names: Wickham
#>     given-names: Hadley
#>     email: hadley@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Henry
#>     given-names: Lionel
#>     email: lionel@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Vaughan
#>     given-names: Davis
#>     email: davis@posit.co
#>   year: '2024'
#> - type: software
#>   title: testthat
#>   abstract: 'testthat: Unit Testing for R'
#>   notes: Suggests
#>   url: https://testthat.r-lib.org
#>   repository: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=testthat
#>   authors:
#>   - family-names: Wickham
#>     given-names: Hadley
#>     email: hadley@posit.co
#>   year: '2024'
#> - type: software
#>   title: knitr
#>   abstract: 'knitr: A General-Purpose Package for Dynamic Report Generation in R'
#>   notes: Suggests
#>   url: https://yihui.org/knitr/
#>   repository: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=knitr
#>   authors:
#>   - family-names: Xie
#>     given-names: Yihui
#>     email: xie@yihui.name
#>     orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0645-5666
#>   year: '2024'
#> - type: software
#>   title: rmarkdown
#>   abstract: 'rmarkdown: Dynamic Documents for R'
#>   notes: Suggests
#>   url: https://pkgs.rstudio.com/rmarkdown/
#>   repository: https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rmarkdown
#>   authors:
#>   - family-names: Allaire
#>     given-names: JJ
#>     email: jj@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Xie
#>     given-names: Yihui
#>     email: xie@yihui.name
#>     orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0645-5666
#>   - family-names: Dervieux
#>     given-names: Christophe
#>     email: cderv@posit.co
#>     orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4474-2498
#>   - family-names: McPherson
#>     given-names: Jonathan
#>     email: jonathan@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Luraschi
#>     given-names: Javier
#>   - family-names: Ushey
#>     given-names: Kevin
#>     email: kevin@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Atkins
#>     given-names: Aron
#>     email: aron@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Wickham
#>     given-names: Hadley
#>     email: hadley@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Cheng
#>     given-names: Joe
#>     email: joe@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Chang
#>     given-names: Winston
#>     email: winston@posit.co
#>   - family-names: Iannone
#>     given-names: Richard
#>     email: rich@posit.co
#>     orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3925-190X
#>   year: '2024'
#> identifiers:
#> - type: url
#>   value: https://arxiv.org/abs/1403.2805

# Force clean-up
file.remove(tmpfile)
#> [1] TRUE
# }