rmonad: pipelines you can compute on

The rmonad package presents a monadic pipeline toolset for chaining functions into stateful, branching pipelines. As functions in the pipeline are run, their results are merged into a graph of all past operations. The resulting structure allows downstream computation on node documentation, intermediate data, performance stats, and any raised messages, warnings or errors, as well as the final results. rmonad is a novel approach to designing reproducible, well-documented, and maintainable workflows in R.

Zebulun Arendsee (Iowa State University) , Jennifer Chang (Iowa State University) , Eve Wurtele (Iowa State University)

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For attribution, please cite this work as

Arendsee, et al., "The R Journal: rmonad: pipelines you can compute on", The R Journal, 2022

BibTeX citation

  author = {Arendsee, Zebulun and Chang, Jennifer and Wurtele, Eve},
  title = {The R Journal: rmonad: pipelines you can compute on},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2022},
  note = {https://doi.org/10.32614/RJ-2022-007},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2022-007},
  volume = {14},
  issue = {1},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {22-33}