Chapter 34 Software and technologies
This section lists the technologies and software we use to produce Rosetta Stats.
This book is produced using Bookdown. Bookdown is a FLOSS R package that takes a set of Markdown files (optionally including R chunks) and renders them into an online book as well as a PDF and EPUB version. The Bookdown book is Open Access and available at https://bookdown.org/yihui/bookdown/
Zotero is an excellent FLOSS reference manager. The references in this book are read from the Zotero group at https://www.zotero.org/groups/2419994/rosetta_stats using Zotero’s API.
We use git for version control. Git is a decentralized FLOSS version control system.
We use GitLab as a git repository management suite. GitLab is a FLOSS alternative to another well-known git repository management suite, GitHub.
To create screenshots, you can use the FLOSS package Greenshot: https://getgreenshot.org/
To realise consistent figure sizes throughout the book, you can use the freeware application Sizer: http://www.brianapps.net/sizer4/
It allows you to easily resize a window to 800x600 (or another resolution), for example by pressing the shortcut key (by default, CTRL-WIN-Z).