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On Thursday, March 18th at 7 pm UTC | 8 pm CET, as part of the Why R? Webinar series, we have the honour to host David Gohel, from the Founder of ArData author of R packages, such as officer, flextable, rvg and ggiraph. She will talk about the officeverse: Creating Word and PowerPoint documents with R.

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  • David Gohel
    David Gohel is the founder of ArData, a French company providing R expertise, R training and consulting in data sciences. He is the author of R packages, most popular are officer, flextable, rvg and ggiraph. He is a data scientist and software engineer. His professional experiences led him to face many challenges related to the data of organizations, which he has always managed with solutions involving R software.

officeverse: Creating Word and PowerPoint documents with R

The officer package has been developed to facilitate the production of Word documents and PowerPoint presentations with R. The initial project was to offer an alternative solution to SAS ODS for tabular and graphical reports produced in Word for one of my clients. The range of functionalities has expanded, and some very interesting extensions have been created. There is the officedown package that increases the layout capabilities of R Markdown when the output is Word, the rvg package to create editable vector graphics, the flextable package to make nice tables. In this presentation, you will see how to use the package to produce PowerPoint presentations and Word documents. Its role as a foundation for other packages and new documentation will be discussed. It will also be an opportunity for David to present the officedown package for the first time.

This event is part of a series sponsored by Jumping Rivers. For more information, check out the JR and WhyR partnership announcement.

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