DataSHIELD Release Notes v6.1
Focus of Release
The major focuses of the v6.1 release of DataSHIELD, is adding new analytical and presentation functions.
Changes from DataSHIELD v6.0.1 to v6.1
New Analytical Functions
The following functions have been added to the suite of analytical functions provided by DataSHIELD.
ds.getWGSR: computes the WHO Growth Reference z-scores of anthropometric data
ds.abs: computes the absolute values of an input numeric or integer variable
ds.sqrt: computes the square root values of an input numeric or integer variable
New Presentation Functions
ds.boxPlot: draws boxplot based on data on the study servers (*)
(*) Provided by Xavier Escribà Montagut, Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain
The following functions have been modified in this release of DataSHIELD.
ds.cbind: simplified, some arguments have been removed
ds.scatterPlot: the logical argument “return.coords” (default to FALSE) added, to allow users select if the coordinates of the anonymised data points should be returned back to the Console. If the user selects to get the coordinates on the console, he/she can then use any of the native R graphical libraries (e.g. ggplot, etc.) to generate other visualisations on the client-side
Client-side Testing Infrastructure
Added support for running tests which require ds.dangerClient functions as part of the Continuous Integration tests.
Additional tests, and general test improvements are included in this release.
Server-side Testing Infrastructure
Added test suite to directly tests of the server functions. These tests have also been integrated with Continuous Integration.
Generate of test coverage reports from server test suite.
DataSHIELD v6.1 is supported on R3.5, R3.6 and R 4.0, and would be expected to work with intermediate versions. At present the DataSHIELD client-side package is known to work on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. DataSHIELD server-side package is known to work when deployed to Opal 3.0.3 running on Ubuntu 16.04.
As ever, you can see the code at a variety of places: https://cran.obiba.org/, https://github.com/datashield/dsBase/tree/6.1 and https://github.com/datashield/dsBaseClient/tree/6.1