"R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics" - The R Project
This group is designed for novice to expert R users to share tips, ideas, and experiences. Meetings will be designed to learn and challenge. A typical meetup will consist of brief socializing and a presentation. Added entertainment may consist of members discussing uncommon (but effective) uses for R, fun applications they've created, various competitions, etc.
Software dependencies can often be a double edged sword. On one hand they
let you take advantage of others' work, giving your software marvelous new
features and reducing bugs. On the other hand they can change, causing your
software to break unexpectedly and increasing your maintenance burden. These
problems occur everywhere, in R scripts, R packages, Shiny applications and
deployed ML pipelines.
So when should you take a dependency and when should you avoid them?
Well, it depends!
This talk will show ways to weigh the pros and cons of a given dependency and
provide tools for calculating the weights for your project. It will also
provide strategies for dealing with dependency changes, and if
needed, removing them. We will demonstrate these techniques with some real life
cases from packages in the tidyverse and r-lib.