I’m dipping my toe into package development and starting with a very simple data package that will contain various New York City geographic boundaries (e.g. boroughs, census tracts, census blocks, etc.). I do a fair amount of mapping work in New York and the idea is to save me (and others!) the time of importing and cleaning shapefiles for each analysis.
Each of the geographies will be different
sf objects. One could in theory use the
sf objects in my package without having
sf attached, but you wouldn't really want to. It seems like most other data packages I’ve seen don't have many dependencies, but in this case does it make sense to add
Imports in my
P.S. I just started working on the package today, so I haven't yet put it on GitHub, but I will!