This is a site for people interested in contributing to R core - the code and documentation that gets distributed as base R.
Join our Slack Group to chat with current and aspiring R contributors. Everyone interested is welcome!
Watch the following demo for a 10-minute introduction making a contribution:
The presentation slides are available in HTML format - press
S to view with speaker notes (the video text).
The demo introduces a basic workflow for simple fixes. For more complex work on internal R functions or compiled code (e.g. involving the C code underlying much of base R), it will be necessary to build R to develop and test your patch. The R Development Guide provides more information on building R from source and the lifecycle of a patch.