Workshop: Hadley Wickham

"Expressing Yourself with R"

In this mini-workshop you’ll learn how to better express yourself in R. To express yourself clearly in R, you need to know how to write high quality functions and how to use a little functional programming (FP) to solve common programming challenges. You’ll learn the three key properties of a function, a proven strategy for writing new functions, how to use functions to reduce duplication in your code, how lapply() works and why it’s so important, and a handful of FP tools that increase the clarity of your code.

This workshop is suitable for beginning and intermediate R users. You’ll need to know the basics of R (like importing your data and executing basic instructions). If you’re an advanced R user, you probably won’t learning anything completely new, but you will learn techniques that allow you to solve new challenges with greater ease. The workshop will be hands-on and interactive, so please make sure you bring along your laptop with R installed!

Hadley Wickham is chief scientist at RStudio, which provides the most widely used open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R statistical computing environment. He is an adjunct professor of statistics at the University of Auckland and an adjunct assistant professor of statistics at Rice University. Wickham works to build tools (computational and cognitive) that make data science easier, faster, and more fun.

Events sponsored by computing & information services, the library, and the mathematics department with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:10pm to 5:30pm

Eliot Hall, Eliot 314
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Computing & Information Services, Library, Mathematics
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