Since 2012 I am part of the R-Luminescence Team, a group of six scientists that developed and maintain a comprehensive suite of numeric tools to investigate the luminescence of minerals as a tool for dating the depositional history of sediments. The group has been quite a bit active, developing the R-package Luminescence, writing diverse manuals or documentations, holding tutorial seminars for international groups, publishing a series of research articles, sharing our ideas at international conferences, and developing innovative analysis and visualisation techniques.
In 2015, another idea evolved: creating a software that allows to build a virtual sediment deposit, to virtually sample, prepare and analyse it. Basically, to build a virtual twin of real world sediment sections. The software, called 'sandbox', has been written in R, and will soon e made available.
For a full overview of these activities see the offical R-Luminescence website.