A Simple and Flexible Recoder (recoder)
Simple, easy to use, and flexible functionality for recoding variables. It allows for simple piecewise definition of transformations.

SparkR extension for closer to dplyr (SparkRext)
The package SparkRext have been created to make SparkR be closer to dplyr. SparkRext redefines the functions of SparkR to enable NSE inputs. As a result, the functions will be able to be used in the same way as dplyr.

Alignment of Phonetic Sequence Using the ‘ALINE’ Algorithm (alineR)
Functions are provided to calculate the ‘ALINE’ Distance between a cognate pair. The score is based on phonetic features represented using the Unicode-compliant International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Parameterized features weights used to determine the optimal alignment and functions are provided to estimate optimum values.This project was funded by the National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology Program (Grant number SBS-1030031) and the University of Maryland College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.