Hadley Wickham - Presentation at Emory University Oct 16

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WHSCAB Building

1440 Clifton Road · Atlanta, GA

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Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Biostatistics Department & Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Georgia Chapter of the ASA and R-Ladies of Atlanta are Excited to Sponsor:

Living a Reproducible Life
GUEST SPEAKER: Hadley Wickham
Chief Scientist RStudio

October 16, 2018: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Emory University
1440 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building (WHSCAB) Auditorium

BIO: Hadley Wickham is the Chief Scientist at RStudio. He is interested in building tools (computational and cognitive) that make data ingest, preparation, manipulation, visualization and analysis easier. He's developed over 30 R packages, for data analysis (ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr), making frustrating parts of R easier to use (lubridate for dates, stringr for strings, httr for accessing web APIs), and for streamlining the R package development (devtools, roxygen2, and testthat).

SUMMARY: Dr. Wickham will discuss the benefits for reproducibility on the small scale (e.g. a single scientific paper) which are clear: anything that can be reified and made explicit in code, should be made explicit in code. In this talk, he'll discuss how reproducibility has escaped journal articles in his life and influences almost everything he does. He'll discuss three unexpected venues of reproducibility in his life:

1. “Writing reproducible books with bookdown, which allows me to generate html, pdf, and epub versions of the text with a press of a key.”
2. “Writing reproducible blog posts with blogdown, which makes easy to intermingle code and prose in low-stakes explanations of my work.”
3. “Generating reproducible emails to track shared water usage and inform my neighbours when they owe me money!”

He'll also touch on the intersection of reproducibility and software development, highlighting best practices like unit testing, code coverage, and continuous integration.

Directions/Parking: see details at https://melindahiggins2000.github.io/HadleyWickham_Oct2018/

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