So day 1 of the #JHUSMARTHack 2014 is over and day 2 is underway. It's been awesome. One student estimated he did “one week's worth of work”. Some interesting (I think) things I thought about:
- Flooding rain is good weather for coding. (As long as no sinkholes arise)
- The Admiral Fell Inn is a pretty sweet place to host this event (and supposedly reasonably priced).
- A lot of other conferences have Hackathons, such as OHBM. We discussed the potential for these at ENAR and JSM.
- Headphones are good and bad at times. They can block out any talking but they also block out any cool discussions.
- I'm used to coding by myself a lot, which is hard to break out of and when knowing to ask for help.
- Shiny apps are easy to implement and cool products. (Not really new for me, but worthwhile to say).
- It's good to have someone that knows languages you don't, such as Python.
- You want to have example data before you come for your packages to be able to use, i.e. is IRB approved for distribution.
- Doing some prep before, like reading through Developing Packages with RStudio, is helpful beforehand. (I think Roxygen2 should be default ON)
--in Mac OSX when trying to put in options for
R CMD check, such as
—(which fails on the check).
Today, I'm looking at the knitr vignettes, amongst others, to make my first vignette for these. I'm very excited I can write in R Markdown with these. Happy hacking!