What they forgot to teach you about R

August 6, 2018

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

Join Jenny Bryan and Jim Hester of RStudio for this two-day hands-on workshop designed for experienced R and RStudio users who want to (re)design their R lifestyle! If you’d missed this sold out course at rstudio::conf 2018 now is your chance.

Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/what-they-forgot-to-teach-you-about-r/

In this workshop you’ll learn holistic workflows that address the most common sources of friction in data analysis. We’ll work on project-oriented workflows, version control for data science (Git/GitHub!), and how to plan for collaboration, communication, and iteration (incl. RMarkdown). In terms of your R skills, expect to come away with new knowledge of your R installation, how to maintain it, robust strategies for working with the file system, and ways to use the purrr package for repetitive tasks.

You should take this workshop if you’ve been using R for a while and you feel like writing R code is not what’s holding you back the most. You’ve realized that you have more pressing “meta” problems that no one seems to talk about: how to divide your work into projects and scripts, how to expose your work to others, and how to get more connected to the R development scene. The tidyverse is not an explicit focus of the course (other than the purrr segment) and you can certainly work through the content without it. But you should expect a great deal of tidyverse exposure.

This course is taught by Jenny Bryan and Jim Hester.

Jenny is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist at RStudio and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of British Columbia. Jenny is widely hailed for making Github a catalyst rather than an impediment to R happiness.

Jim is a software engineer on the tidyverse team at RStudio, with a background in Bioinformatics and Genomics. He is the author and maintainer of a number of R packages including covr, devtools, glue, readr and more…

When – 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th

Where – 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101 – The Westin Seattle

Who – Jenny Bryan & Jim Hester

Register here: https://www.rstudio.com/workshops/what-they-forgot-to-teach-you-about-r/

This workshop would be particularly effective for groups of 2 or more co-workers, who want to reach and practice some shared decisions about workflow. As such discount codes will be available for 2 or more attendees from any one 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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