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An Analysis Results Dataset (ARDS) is commonly used in the pharma-biotech industry to capture the results of an analysis in a tabular data structure. The ards package helps create the ARDS. ards functions can be called from inside a report program or a data preparation program. The functions use a “bucketing” approach, whereby data can be added to the ARDS in multiple calls and from multiple intermediate data sets.


The ards package can be installed from the console. Simply run the following command:


Or if you want the latest development version, you can install it directly from github:


Then put the following line at the top of your program or script:


The ards package will give you access to a number of functions to help create an Analysis Results Dataset (ARDS). For examples and usage information, visit the ards documentation site here.

Getting Help

If you need help, the first place to turn to is the ards web site. The web site has full documentation on all ards functions.

If you want to look at the code for the ards package, visit the github page here.

If you encounter a bug or have a feature request, please submit an issue here.

See Also

The sassy meta-package includes several packages that help make R easier for everyone. You can read more about the sassy package here.