The tbeptools R package is an open-source software program to read, analyze, and visualize data used by TBEP. Many of the data tools on our web page depend on functions within the tbeptools package to work with the raw data provided from our partners. Although tbeptools is primarily used by TBEP staff, the package is provided free of use (under the MIT license) for anyone interested in exploring the data on their own.

The web page provides instructions for installing tbeptools, references and help files for all functions, and detailed vignettes describing package use. The vignettes are organized by topic and are an excellent place to start for understanding how to use the package. Currently, there are five vignettes available for tbeptools:

All source code is also available on GitHub (). This information can be useful to understand exactly how data are processed for reporting or assessment products used by TBEP. For developers, pull requests are always welcome but please see the contributing guide. Any questions, bug reports, or suggestions for the package can be posted on the issues page on GitHub.

If you use the package in any publications, please use the following citation: Beck, M.W., Schrandt, M.N., Wessel, M.R., Sherwood, E.T., Raulerson, G.E., Budihal Prasad, A.A., Best, B.D., (2021). tbeptools: An R package for synthesizing estuarine data for environmental research. Journal of Open Source Software, 6(65), 3485, https://doi.org/10.21105/joss.03485

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