Just a quick note that I have posted (my first!) two R packages to GitHub. The first (POPBAMTools) is a set of functions to organize, annotate and analyze data from the population genomic software POPBAM, written by my co-advisor Dan Garrigan. The second package, AFLPTools, performs error rate calculation of AFLP data to assist in the selection of appropriate locus and phenotype thresholds.
install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("geneva/AFLPTools") devtools::install_github("geneva/POPBAMTools")
The hard work of others has made publishing R packages on GitHub embarrassingly easy. I largely followed a tutorial by Hilary Parker. This approach uses the aforementioned devtools package and roxygen2 to make the creation of documentation a snap. Another extremely helpful resource is an in-progress book all about R packages by Hadley Wickham, that he has posted in its current state online.