R Package Workshop

Creating an R Package Workshop

One of the fundamental roles of a statistician is to create methods to analyze data. This typically involves four components: developing the theory, translating the equations to computer code, a simulation study and a real data analysis. While these are enough to get published, it is unlikely your method will be used by others without a key fifth component: a software package. A package is a collection of reusable functions, the documentation that describes how to use them, tests and sample data. They provide a structured way to organize, use and distribute code to others and/or your future self. The objective of this workshop is to learn how to develop an R package. In addition to creating an R package from scratch, you will learn how to make it robust across platforms and future changes using continuous integration and unit testing. This workshop assumes familiarity with R, RStudio, writing functions, installing packages, loading libraries and requires a GitHub account. This will be an interactive workshop. Attendees are expected to bring their laptops to follow along. The tutorial room will have power outlets.

Sign up: https://forms.gle/EAshr6eLcqbj1VQx6

May 27th, 2019. 10am - 5pm

McMed 206/7 (2nd floor, McIntyre Medical Building)
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal QC, H3G 1Y6


- Space is limited, and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- This counts towards the BIOS702 workshops.


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