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Cool R tools: Packrat and RMarkdown beyond the knit button

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Please join us for the August 2016 installment of our monthly meetup series!

This month's meetup will be hosted at Ann Arbor SPARK (, who will also be providing pizza for the group.

Co-organizers Andrew Moore and Clayton Yochum will each be giving tutorial style talks. Andrew's talk is titled "Package dependencies in R: why you should be using Packrat". Clayton's talk is titled "Unusual uses for RMarkdown: Beyond the Knit button".

R users of all levels are encouraged to come! Both talks will be accessible to beginners, but will also likely expose intermediate/advanced users to new tools and tricks.

Clayton Yochum is a Data Analyst/Engineer at Methods Consultants in Ypsilanti and the University of Michigan School of Social Work's Child and Adolescent DataLab. He has a background in mathematics and business intelligence.

Andrew Moore is a Data Analyst in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, working with the Child & Adolescent Data Lab. Andrew has a BA in Psychology from University of Michigan and previously worked as a research technician at both UM's Institute for Social Research and in UM's psychology department.

Join us at HopCat after the talks for the usual food and drinks!!