The R-Podcast Episode 11: Reproducible Analysis Part 1 (Introduction)

November 13, 2012

(This article was first published on The R-Podcast, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Season 2 of the R-Podcast is up and running! This episode begins a multi-part series on reproducible analysis using R. In this episode I discuss the usage of Sweave and LaTeX for producing reproducible reports, an introduction to the capabilities of the knitr package (more episodes will be coming dedicated to this package), and my motivation for adapting reproducible analysis techniques and tools into my workflow. In our listener feedback segment I discuss a new means of providing feedback to the R-Podcast using our new sub-reddit page and introduce new segments highlighting interesting stories around the R community and useful packages. This promises to be an exciting season of the R-Podcast, and I hope you enjoy this episode!

The following resources are mentioned in this episode:

Episode 11 Time Stamps

00:00 The R-Podcast #011 Reproducible Analysis Part 1
00:40 Introduction
02:43 Reproducible Research: Introduction
08:18 Sweave overview
16:20 Knitr overview
20:20 The Duke University Research Saga
30:56 What version control can offer
38:34 Presenting results
42:18 Listener feedback
60:55 R community roundup
69:39 Package pick: plyr
72:04 Wrapping up: subscribe at,, + 1-269-849-9780, Twitter @theRcast, Google Plus,
77:21 End

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