The LA West R Users Group and RLadies LA are teaming up for a book club series focused on Hadley Wickham’s ‘Advanced R’!
Where: UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, West Classroom (Room 23167)
Directions: Look for West Classroom (Room 23167) after entering the library. Consider public transit or rideshare if you live nearby since you need to pay for parking. UCLA Parking Structure 5 & 3, both are walking distance to the library. See www.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors
When: 10 am, Saturday, August 24th
Why: "The book is designed primarily for R users who want to improve their programming skills and understanding of the language. It should also be useful for programmers coming to R from other languages, as help you to understand why R works the way it does." - Hadley Wickham
Come join us for coffee and #rstats as we tackle the book’s sections one at a time. Each book club session will have a leader to guide the discussion, and we encourage everyone to take a look at the material beforehand. The full text of the book is online for free at https://adv-r.hadley.nz/, and there's an exercise answer guide at https://advanced-r-solutions.rbind.io/.
Here’s the schedule:
• Foundations - August 3, session leader was Amanda Tilot
• Functional Programming - August 10, session leader will be Amy Tzu-Yu Chen
• **OO Programming - split over August 24 (Base Types, S3, and R6) and September 7 (S4 and Trade-offs), session leader will be Daniel Jacobs**
• Metaprogramming - split over September 21 (Cht 17, 18, 19) and October 5 (Cht 20, 21), session leader will be Emil Hvitfeldt!
• Techniques - split over October 19 (Cht 22, 23) and November 2 (Cht 24, 25), session leaders will be Jake Kramer and Malcolm Barrett respectively!
Advanced R dives deep into how R works as a language, and we highly recommend joining us for the first two sessions if you’re relatively new to R. We’re also looking for discussion leaders for the later sections of the book, so please reach out to Amy or Amanda if interested!
This is a bring-your-own-coffee series, but we'll try to provide something sweet. As we're cohosting with the LA West RUG, all R users are welcome! Lastly, we expect all attendees to abide by the RLadies Code of Conduct, available here: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-la.
See you there!
Amanda & Amy
"This is the perfect book for someone who wants to understand R at a level slightly deeper than necessary for an analyst and less than a base R contributor. If you're interested in programming language design or at looking under the hood of R, this book rocks. " - Goodreads review
**To become more involved**
Invite yourself to our SoCal R Users Slack group and join #adv-r-bookclub for discussions: http://bit.ly/laerug
Check out more events: laocr.org/