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We look forward to seeing you at our October meeting.
Talk Outline: In the right hands, R can transform data into models and insights. But how do you transform R code into a standardised, documented and maintainable tool for your research or business organisation?
R packages are generally agreed as the best means of encapsulating and documenting sets of R functions.
We begin this talk by looking at packages from first principles, including a discussion of package components, namespaces, and scoping rules within R.
We will then demonstrate the process of package development with examples of increasing complexity, using Roxygen, RStudio and other tools.
This talk will be most helpful for:
i) those who wish to learn how to develop packages,
ii) those who want to have the apparent complexities of Roxygen demystified.
About our speaker: Braddon Lance draws on 13 years of analytics experience in R and enjoys tackling an eclectic mix of problems, including statistical bioinformatics, computational biology, survey design, business reporting, and network graph analysis.
With previous experience lecturing and consulting, Braddon now works within the Copyright Agency providing analytics expertise and R-driven business solutions. He completed his Masters and PhD studies within the Department of Statistics, Macquarie University.
Other details: Arrive from 5:45pm for a 6pm talk. Afterwards we will move on to a nearby pub for networking opportunities.