As of today, I have my first package published on CRAN.
In the grand scheme of things, that’s not really a big deal, since CRAN doesn’t have any quality standards regarding the content of a package, they just verify that the package can be installed and run without breaking horribly.
Still, I’m quite happy about this minor achievement. Not because I’m particularly proud of my package, but rather since I consider it as a small verification of my ongoing path to become an R developer that doesn’t embarrass himself more than necessary.
It’s been a while since I started working on a set of functions to pull data from trakt.tv. I documented part of the early process in an earlier blogpost, and since then I started aggregating my work into a proper package.
Since trakt launched their new APIv2, I started to rewrite and ehance the package a little, also solidifying the whole authentication business. I have not implemented any OAuth2 methods, but since the purpose of this package is to pull a bunch of data and not to perform actions like checkins, I don’t think it’s a big deal.