30 May 2023

To derive insights from data, researchers working on agricultural experiments need appropriate data management and analysis tools. To ensure that workflows are reproducible and can be applied on a routine basis, programmatic tools are needed. Such tools are increasingly necessary for rank-based data, a type of data that is generated in on-farm experimentation and data synthesis exercises, among others.

To address this need, we developed the R package gosset, which provides functionality for rank-based data and models. The gosset package facilitates data preparation, modeling and results presentation stages. It introduces novel functions not available in existing R packages for analyzing ranking data. This paper demonstrates the package functionality using the case study of a decentralized on-farm trial of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) varieties in Nicaragua.

Read the paper here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.softx.2023.101402