Trust is earned not inherited importedFrom. Now that you’ve built a cool package, you want potential users to trust it so that they might adopt it. How to build trust in your piece of software? Unit testing is part of the components building trustworthiness of your package. Imagine you’re at the point where you’ve tested most lines of your code with thorough assertions, including checks of edge cases. Proof of that hard work will be a high test coverage, that potential users of your package might notice thanks to a bright green coverage badge. But how would they know your tests are thorough? That’s what covrpage helps you with, by creating a summary report of your tests that goes beyond the coverage percentage. This way, potential users can see at a glance how good the unit testing of your package is.

Is covrpage report only for users?

No, it can also inform your work on your package, by helping you track progress of the unit tests you’re working on, and it can show to potential contributors where help is needed.

Package Installation

# install.packages('remotes')



# assuming you are in your package root directory


# create the covrpage and send directly to remote repository

covrpage::covrpage(auto_push = TRUE)

# Copy output as a vignette to use in pkgdown

covrpage::covrpage(vignette = TRUE)

# assuming you are not in your package directory

covrpage::covrpage(path = 'another_directory')


covrpage can be outputed as a vignette called Tests and Coverage making it part of the package help documentation and can be viewed as an article in a pkgdown site.

Repositories using covrpage

If you also have covrpage on your site and want to add it to the list you can submit a Pull Request to this README.


Locke Data contributed code and creative input into this package as part of their ongoing support offer designed to help boost the R ecosystem and support open source contributors. All rights associated with the work are granted to the copyright holder of this package.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.

Any questions/comments are always welcome in the issues section.