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R-Users meeting

  • 10 August 2021
  • 17:00-18:00
  • Online
  • Methodology

Upcoming meeting 10 August 2021

The R-Users discussion group is restarting after a break during the pandemic. We are glad to announce the next meeting on the 10th of August, with a presentation by Antoine Languillaume on best coding practices:

Code should be understood as a research project blue-print that allows one’s results to be easily reproduced by anyone starting from their author. However, code should not only be machine-readable but also human-readable. In other words code should be treated as a communication medium in its own right. If tackling your coding problems with that given mindset, you can directly use what you already know about writing in general to improve your code.

In addition, we’ll have a brief discussion on the future organisation of the group and the result of the topics poll.

General information

The R Users Meeting is a monthly meeting for people working with R. PhD and MSc students, as well as staff members, both beginners as well as advanced R users are welcome. The meeting offers an opportunity to help each other with specific questions and exchange ideas. In each meeting a specific topic is discussed by demonstrating and discussing examples of R functions and example data. The second part of each meeting is reserved for short questions on R codes and offers opportunity to get advice on your R code and how to fix or improve it. The meetings are hands-on, so please try to run the code and prepare your questions prior to the meeting. Also, bring your laptop to the meeting. New group members are welcome and are kindly asked to contact us.

There is also an online meeting place where the participants can share problems and experiences additional to the monthly meeings: https://github.com/wageningen/RUsers#rusers. In the text you will find links to a few R scripts, R learning resources, a schedule of upcoming meetings, and the issue section where you can discuss your problems. You can visit everything; however to post or answer an issue, you have to create an account and log in.

For more information contact the R user group organizers (r-users@wur.nl).