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DIY R Package Online Workshop

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you have a few custom functions on heavy rotation? Perhaps you have a piece of code that you regularly share with colleagues? Maybe you’ve developed a new statistical model and want to share it with the world? Why not put it all in an R package?! This interactive workshop will equip you with the basic skills to create an R package of your own! We will walk through the package building process and apply the same workflow to your own function. We will learn about testing and continuous integration and implement them using Github Actions.

Participants will need to bring along one function they would like to put in a package.

 Prior to the workshop participants will need to have

  1. a Github account;
  2. the most recent version of R and RStudio installed;
  3. the following package(s) and their dependencies installed: devtools, testthat, knitr. 


About the Presenter:

Dr Fonti Kar is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She is an evolutionary biologist wearing R developer shoes. Fonti works alongside researchers to develop R software tools for the research community. Her interests include biostatistics, reproducible science, learning about the latest coding practices and teaching others to enjoy using R.

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October 12
10:00 am - 4:00 pm