Building tidy tools workshop

April 8, 2018
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(This article was first published on RStudio Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Join RStudio Chief Data Scientist Hadley Wickham for his popular Building tidy tools workshop in San Francisco! If you’d missed the sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance.

Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/extending-the-tidyverse/

You should take this class if you have some experience programming in R and you want to learn how to tackle larger scale problems. You’ll get the most if you’re already familiar with the basics of functions (i.e. you’ve written a few) and are comfortable with R’s basic data structures (vectors, matrices, arrays, lists, and data frames). There is probably a 30% overlap in the material with Hadley’s previous “R Masterclass”. However, the material has been substantially reorganised, so if you’ve taken the R Masterclass in the past, you’ll still learn a lot in this class.

What will I learn?

This course has three primary goals. You will:

  • Learn efficient workflows for developing high-quality R functions, using the set of conventions codified by a package. You’ll also learn workflows for unit testing, which helps ensure that your functions do exactly what you think they do.
  • Master the art of writing functions that do one thing well and can be fluently combined together to solve more complex problems. We’ll cover common function writing pitfalls and how to avoid them.
  • Learn how to write collections of functions that work well together, and adhere to existing conventions so they’re easy to pick up for newcomers. We’ll discuss API design, functional programming tools, the basics of object design in S3, and the tidy eval system for NSE.

When – 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Thursday May 17th and Friday the 18th

Where – The Westin, 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae, CA 94030

Who – Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio

Build your skills and learn from the best at this rare in-person workshop – the only West coast workshop from Hadley in 2018.

Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/extending-the-tidyverse/

As of today, there are just 30+ seats left. Discounts are available for 5 or more attendees from any organization. Email [email protected] if you have any questions about the workshop that you don’t find answered on the registration page.

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