A set of tools for datasets and plots archiving
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A set of tools for datasets and plots archiving

Everything that exists in R is an object. archivist is an R package that stores copies of all objects along with their metadata. It helps to manage and recreate objects with final or partial results from data analysis.

Use the archivist to record every result, to share these results with future you or with others, to search through repository of objects created in the past but needed now.


To get started, install the latest version of archivist from CRAN:


or from GitHub:



The cheatsheet


To cite the archivist in publications please use:

Biecek P and Kosinski M (2017). “archivist: An R Package for Managing,
Recording and Restoring Data Analysis Results.” _Journal of Statistical
Software_, *82*(11), pp. 1-28. doi: 10.18637/jss.v082.i11 (URL:

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

    title = {{archivist}: An {R} Package for Managing, Recording and Restoring Data Analysis Results},
    author = {Przemyslaw Biecek and Marcin Kosinski},
    journal = {Journal of Statistical Software},
    year = {2017},
    volume = {82},
    number = {11},
    pages = {1--28},
    doi = {10.18637/jss.v082.i11},


The new overview of archivist package

Overview of archivist package

Project is supported by Travis CI and waffle.io.

The list of available functions:


The list of use-cases: is available on archivist webpage http://pbiecek.github.io/archivist/

Authors of the project:

Przemysław Biecek, przemyslaw.biecek@gmail.com

Marcin Kosiński, m.p.kosinski@gmail.com

Witold Chodor, witoldchodor@gmail.com

archivist.github: Archiving, Managing and Sharing R Objects via GitHub

Workflow of archivist.github package