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The R package inlpubs may be used to search and analyze the 385 publications that cover the 76-year history of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho Water Science Center, Idaho National Laboratory Project Office (INLPO). The INLPO publications were authored by 263 researchers trying to better understand the effects of waste disposal on water contained in the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer and the availability of water for long-term consumptive and industrial use. Information contained within these publications is crucial to the management and use of the aquifer by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the State of Idaho. USGS geohydrologic studies and monitoring, which began in 1920, were done in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office. A word cloud highlighting the 200 most popular words used in titles and abstracts is shown below.


To install the current release of the package from CRAN, you can use the following command in R:


To install the development version of the package, you need to clone the repository and build from source, or run the following commands:

if (!requireNamespace("remotes")) install.packages("remotes")
  repo = "inl/inlpubs@develop",
  auth_token = Sys.getenv("GITLAB_PAT"),
  host = "",
  dependencies = TRUE


Examples are given in the package help pages. To access these documents, run:

help(package = "inlpubs")


Point of Contact

Jason C. Fisher (

Suggested Citation

To cite inlpubs in publications, please use:

Fisher, J.C., 2022, inlpubs—Bibliographic information for the U.S. Geological Survey Idaho National Laboratory Project Office: U.S. Geological Survey software release, R package, Reston, Va.,


We value your contributions and suggestions on how to make these materials more useful to the community. Please feel free to share your thoughts by commenting on the issue tracker or opening a merge request to contribute.

Code of Conduct

All contributions to- and interactions surrounding- this project will abide by the USGS Code of Scientific Conduct.


This software is preliminary or provisional and is subject to revision. It is being provided to meet the need for timely best science. The software has not received final approval by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. The software is provided on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from the authorized or unauthorized use of the software.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Unless otherwise noted, this project is in the public domain in the United States because it contains materials that originally came from the United States Geological Survey, an agency of the United States Department of Interior. For more information, see the official USGS copyright policy at copyrights-and-credits.

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The Idaho National Laboratory Project Office of the USGS supports the development and maintenance of inlpubs. Resources are available primarily for maintenance and responding to user questions, and the development team determines the priorities for the development of new features.

Additional Publication Details

This table contains additional metadata about this publication that is not found in other parts of the page.

Publication type Formal R language package
DOI 10.5066/P9I3GWWU
Year published 2022
Version 1.0.0
IPDS IP-130851