Collects and reports usage data on R packages

Description

Collects and reports usage data on R packages

Details

Authors of scientific software packages do not always have good ways of documenting how widely used their work is, and understanding how it is used in conjunction with other packages.

scimapClient allows users of these packages to help: it sends anonymous usage tracking information about the R packages you use to a server which allows anyone to see how widely used and installed these packages are. This is helpful for demonstrating the usefulness of these packages to their employers and funding agencies.

This tracking is voluntary and anonymous. To enable tracking for all future sessions, type enableScimap() from the interactive prompt; to disable tracking in this and future sessions, type disableScimap(). If tracking is disabled, this package will do nothing.

References

See your usage and others' at http://scisoft-net-map.isri.cmu.edu

Examples

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##  Call this to reenable scimap
## Not run: enableScimap()

##  Call this to toggle scimap off if you do not want to send data.
## Not run: disableScimap()

## Call this to see what kind of information is sent
previewPacket()