Closing thoughts

You’ve reached the end of this example ecological application of targets. Thank you for following along! There’s plenty more that targets can do that was beyond the scope of this resource. Will Landau’s The targets R Package User Manual is a fantastic resource for other examples and for learning more techniques with this package, such as working with parallelization, HPCs, and cloud computing.

You can find a finished, fully functional version of the pipeline created in this example on the associated OSF page. It is in the file.

Lastly, below is the interactive network plot for a more complex workflow. This is the pipeline from Hampton et al., 2022, which is available on GitHub.