What we'll do
Do you have a collection of R functions that would be great in a package but don't know the first place to start? Does creating an R package seem like an overwhelming, complicated task?
If you answered 'YES' to any of these questions than you should come along to this meetup!
This May R-Ladies Melbourne together with R-Forwards are excited to present
Everything you need to know to create your own R package 📦
Although writing an R package may seem overwhelming at first, it has never been easier to create your own package with the available toolkit. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basic components that a package is comprised of, and learn how to turn reusable R functions into a package from documentation (roxygen2) to unit tests (testthat), and end up with a website (pkgdown). Yes, it is everything you need to know to create your own R package.
This fantastic workshop will be presented by Earo Wang. Earo is currently doing research on tidy data structure and visualisation of temporal-context data, as part of her PhD at Monash University. She enjoys developing open-source tools with R, and (co)authors some widely-used R packages including tsibble, sugrrants, hts, rwalkr, anomalous and icon. She was described by Yihui Xie (author of rmarkdown, knitr, bookdown and blogdown) as "one of the most impressive R ladies I have ever met".
Our event will be once again hosted by our wonderful sponsor Zendesk. Please come any time from 5:30pm. The workshop will commence at 6pm and finish by 7:30pm.
R-Forwards will be providing pizza for the evening and non-alcoholic drinks will be available courtesy of Zendesk.
Remember to bring a laptop so you can participate in the workshop!
See you all then!
R-Ladies Melbourne and R-Forwards