targets: Dynamic Function-Oriented 'Make'-Like Declarative Workflows

As a pipeline toolkit for Statistics and data science in R, the 'targets' package brings together function-oriented programming and 'Make'-like declarative workflows. It analyzes the dependency relationships among the tasks of a workflow, skips steps that are already up to date, runs the necessary computation with optional parallel workers, abstracts files as R objects, and provides tangible evidence that the results match the underlying code and data. The methodology in this package borrows from GNU 'Make' (2015, ISBN:978-9881443519) and 'drake' (2018, <doi:10.21105/joss.00550>).

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AuthorWilliam Michael Landau [aut, cre] (<>), Matthew T. Warkentin [ctb], Samantha Oliver [rev] (<>), Tristan Mahr [rev] (<>), Eli Lilly and Company [cph]
MaintainerWilliam Michael Landau <>
LicenseMIT + file LICENSE
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