A quick heads-up that tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10AM Pacific Time I'll be giving a live (and free) webinar: Reproducibility with Revolution R Open and the Checkpoint Package. I'll show you how to use the latest version of the checkpoint package to write R scripts without having to worry about unexpected package updates on CRAN. Here's the full abstract:
Good data analysis is reproducible. If someone else can’t independently replicate your results from your data, the consequences can be severe. With R, a challenge for reproducibility is the ever-changing package ecosystem: it's all too easy to develop an R script using packages, only to find collaborators will download later versions of those packages when they attempt to reproduce your results, making outcome unpredictable.
In this talk David will introduce the Reproducible R Toolkit, and the “checkpoint” package, included with Revolution R Open, and describe some best practices for writing reliable, reproducible R code with packages.
I'll also be including a demo of the checkpoint package in action. To sign up for the webinar (which also gets you an email when the replay and slides are available for download), follow the link below.
Revolution Analytics webinars: Reproducibility with Revolution R Open and the Checkpoint Package