For this event, we are delighted to have the visit of 2 organizers of the LA R Users Group -- Malcom and Zhi! It is a great opportunity to hear more about what they are working on and network among the SoCal R Users groups, including SB R-Ladies.
Malcom is a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology at USC (@malco_barrett).
Title: The YAML problem: Writing and working with YAML with ymlthis
R Markdown is an easy-to-learn tool for reproducible research. Many people, however, bump into problems using YAML, the language that specifies metadata for R Markdown documents. ymlthis makes it easy to write valid YAML by handling the syntax and documenting the majority of YAML fields in one place. ymlthis will help you write metadata for R Markdown, bookdown, blogdown, and more. Let the Shiny add-in create a new R Markdown file for you or work with YAML and R Markdown files directly. ymlthis finally gives you a workflow that is better than trying to find and paste the YAML from the last R Markdown document you used.
Zhi is a Ph.D. student in biostatistics at USC.
Title: How R Markdown family automates the last mile of analytics
What is "the last mile" of analytics? It's the final step that one needs to take to deliver the insights of data and communicate results with decision-makers. R has made it easy for us to wrangle data and build models. With the power of the R Markdown family packages, your analysis can be easily turned into high-quality reproducible documents including reports, presentations, posters, webpages, and dashboards. It requires less time and efforts to create and maintain code, data, output, text in one single document, which leaves you more time working on your code.
Sell you all there!