Add contributors to README.Rmd

add_contributors(
  repo = ".",
  ncols = 7,
  files = c("README.Rmd", "README.md"),
  type = c("code", "issues", "discussion"),
  exclude_issues = NULL,
  num_sections = 3,
  section_names = c("Code", "Issue Authors", "Issue Contributors"),
  format = "grid",
  alphabetical = FALSE,
  open_issue = FALSE,
  force_update = FALSE
)

Arguments

repo

Location of repository for which contributions are to be extracted. This must be a git project with a github remote.

ncols

Number of columns for contributors in 'README'

files

Names of files in which to add contributors

type

Type of contributions to include: 'code' for direct code contributions (including documentation), 'issues' to recognise contributors who open issues, and 'discussion' for contributing to discussions within issues. Discussion contributions are only from individuals not present in either 'issues' or 'code'; and 'issues' contributions are only from individuals not present in 'code'.

exclude_issues

Numbers of any issues (or pull requests) to be excluded from lists of contributors.

num_sections

Number of sections in which to divide contributors:

  • 1 All contributions within single section regardless of type

  • 2 Contributions divided between a single section for code and a second section for all other issue-related contributions.

  • 3 Contributions divided into single sections for each of the three type arguments.

section_names

Names of the sections to appear on the nominated files.

format

One of ("grid", "list", "text") to control display of contributors as

  • 1 "grid" for a rectangular grid, with each contributor represented by their github avatar, with avatar linked to contributor profile and name linked to repository contributions.

  • 2 "list" for a more condensed list with github user names only and no avatars, one contributor per line linked to issue contributions.

  • 3 "text" for a single line of text containing comma-separated github user names linked to issue contributions.

alphabetical

If TRUE, order contributors alphabetically, otherwise order by decreasing numbers of contributions.

open_issue

If TRUE, open or edit an issue on github in order to notify all contributors that they've been added to your README (see Note).

force_update

If TRUE, update the specified files even if contributions have not changed.

Value

Named list of logical values indicating whether files of given names were updated or not is returned invisibly (that is, only if explicitly assigned to a return value).

Note

Opening an issue on github requires the github command-line interface to be locally installed. See https://cli.github.com/.

Examples

# The following code extracts the contributors from the git repository # associated with current working directory and writes them to a file. if (FALSE) { f <- tempfile (fileext = ".Rmd") writeLines ("", f) # blank file in tempdir() add_contributors (repo = ".", files = f) }