Tuesday 2016-09-27

Hadley Wickham is working through a philosophy of packages / APIs for R in what he's calling the tidyverse, versus the messy-verse of R.

1. Reuse existing data structures.

2. Compose simple functions with the pipe.

3. Embrace functional programming.

4. Design for humans.

-- The Tidy Tools Manifesto

The FP requirement seems unnecessary as packages / APIs should hide implementation details, and not force them upon the calling program.