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The Best R Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 11 R linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, Sonatype, callGraph, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

4 R Tools

lintr

Static Code Analysis for R.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedR
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

goodpractice

Analyses the source code for R packages and provides best-practice recommendations.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedR
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

cyclocomp

Quantifies the cyclomatic complexity of R functions / expressions.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedR
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

styler

Formatting of R source code files and pretty-printing of R code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedR
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedformatter
  • 100% upvoted

7 Multi-Language Tools

Mega-Linter

Mega-Linter can handle any type of project thanks to its 70+ embedded Linters, its advanced reporting, runnable on any CI system or locally, with assisted installation and configuration, able to apply formatting and fixes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 68% upvoted

Sonatype

Reports known vulnerabilities in common dependencies and recommends updated packages to minimize breaking changes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

callGraph

Statically generates a call graph image and displays it on screen.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 83% upvoted

todocheck

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

CodeFactor

Automated Code Analysis for repos on GitHub or BitBucket.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Sigrid

Sigrid helps you to improve your software by measuring your system's code quality, and then compares the results against a benchmark of thousands of industry systems to give you concrete advice on areas where you can improve.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

StaticReviewer

Static Reviewer executes code checks according to the most relevant Secure Coding Standards, OWASP, CWE, CVE, CVSS, MISRA, CERT, for 40+ programming languages, using 1000+ built-in validation rules for Security, Deadcode & Best Practices Available a module for Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to find vulnerabilities in open source and third party libraries.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 40% upvoted

Frequently Asked Questions

What are R tools?

There are many programming languages to choose from, but R is a unique option. It's specifically designed for data analysis, so it's perfect for scientists and statisticians. Additionally, the R community is very active and supportive, so you can always find help when you need it.

What are the best R static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular R tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, Sonatype, callGraph, lintr, goodpractice.

Which R services are free for open source projects?

Commercial services with a free plan for open source include Mega-Linter, Sonatype, callGraph, lintr, goodpractice, todocheck, cyclocomp, styler, CodeFactor.

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