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palaeoverse is an R package developed by palaeobiologists, for palaeobiologists.

The aim of palaeoverse is to generate a community-driven software package of generic functions for the palaeobiological community. The package does not provide implementations of statistical analyses, rather it provides auxiliary functions to help streamline analyses and improve code readability and reproducibility.

Development team


The stable version of palaeoverse can be installed from CRAN using:


The development version of palaeoverse can be installed via GitHub using:

# install.packages("devtools")

How to contribute?

If you are interested in contributing to the palaeoverse R package, you can do so by following these guidelines. We have also adopted a set of standards and structure to follow for contributing to the project. If you would like to contribute to palaeoverse, we strongly advise reading this document.

Code of Conduct

As with any community project, society, or meeting we feel it is important to established some expectations of behaviour in the palaeoverse community. Please read our code of conduct, and reach out if you ever face any issues. Everyone has the right to live and work in a harassment-free environment.


A pre-print publication is now available for the palaeoverse R package. Please feel free to leave any comments you may have over at EarthArXiv. We welcome all feedback. If you use the palaeoverse R package in your work, please cite as:

Jones, L.A., Gearty, W., Allen, B.J., Eichenseer, K., Dean, C.D., Galván S., Kouvari, M., Godoy, P.L., Nicholl, C., Dillon, E.M., Flannery-Sutherland, J.T., Chiarenza, A.A. 2022. palaeoverse: a community-driven R package to support palaeobiological analyses. EarthArXiv. doi: 10.31223/X5Z94Q.

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