Back to Basics: R you markDOWN?

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6:30 - 7:00 food, drinks, meet people

7:00 - 7:15 Intros and announcements

7:15 - 8:30 Presentation, Q&A

Off to data drinks (Tonic at Quigley's (,-77.0486512,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7b7b03efaadf7:0xc491c6e865dde424!8m2!3d38.8980676!4d-77.0464625))

About the talk:

RMarkdown ( allows you to create dynamic reports that interweave (R) code and prose text into a single document. It's come a long way over the years, and can be used for more than literate programming,all while using simple markdown notation. You can make documents (,reports (, dashboards (, presentations (, books (, and even websites (!

We will go "back to the basics," and start from what is markdown andreproducible documents, and move on to show how the "basics" all tie into all the other presentation formats (

About Dan:

Daniel Chen is currently a PhD Student at Virginia Tech in Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology ( His current area of research involves how ideas and behaviors spread in social networks. He is a Data Scientist with Lander Analytics,
and also serves as a DevOps Engineer in his research lab, the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory (, in Arlington, VA.


George Washington University, Elliot, room B17