Master R Developer Workshop - San Francisco

RStudio

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PST)

Millbrae, CA

Master R Developer Workshop - San Francisco

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Two day registration 47 Tickets Jan 19, 2015 $1,500.00 $54.95

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Should I take this course?

This class will be a good fit for you if you have some experience programming in R already. You should have written a number of functions, and be comfortable with R’s basic data structures (vectors, matrices, arrays, lists, and data frames). You will find the course particularly useful if you’re an experienced R user looking to take the next step, or if you’re moving to R from other programming languages and you want to quickly get up to speed with R’s unique features.

On the first day, you’ll get a solid grounding in R programming techniques. We’ll start by reinforcing the foundations of your R knowledge, and then go on to cover the three main paradigms of R programming: functional programming, object oriented programming and metaprogramming. On the second day, you’ll learn how to make R packages, the key to well-documented, well-tested and easily-distributed R code. With the right tools, making a package is easy. In fact, it’s so easy that it will become your default way of organizing code.

What should I bring?

  • A laptop.

  • The latest version of R.

  • A recent version of the RStudio IDE. (Even if you don’t use it, you’ll want to experience it for package development.)

  • We’ll let know know what packages you need to install a few days before the class.

  • At the course, you’ll download an (electronic) copy of all slides, code, and data.

Who will I learn from?

The class is taught by Hadley Wickham, Chief Scientist at RStudio and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Rice University. You may be familiar with his R packages for:

  • Data analysis (ggplot2/ggvis, plyr/dplyr, reshape2/tidyr).
  • Making R less frustrating (lubridate for dates, stringr for strings, httr for accessing web APIs)
  • Package development (roxygen2, testthat, devtools).

Hadley is the author of three books, ggplot2, Advanced R and R packages, and a frequent speaker at conferences.

Hadley will be assisted by teaching assistants (TAs) who will help you out with the hands-on exercises. These TAs are selected for both their communication skills and their mastery of R.

How is the course organised?

Day 1 - R programming

Foundations - The day starts with some warmups to get your brain in R-mode, and to make sure your foundations are solid.

  • Key data structures
  • Subsetting
  • Errors and debugging
  • RStudio

Functional programming - At heart, R is a functional programming language, and functions can be used in many more ways than most R users assume. R has first class functions which means you can write functions that return functions, take functions as input, and save function in lists. This gives you a powerful set of tools for dealing with a broad class of problems.

  • R’s rules for dynamic and lexical scoping
  • Organize R programs around the “DRY” principle – “Don’t repeat yourself!”
  • Understand functionals, like lapply() and friends.
  • Use anonymous functions when a name isn’t needed.
  • Build function factories: functions that write functions.

Object oriented programming - Though a functional language, R contains three systems of object oriented programming (OOP) features. These features revolve around the concepts of classes and methods and can dramatically simplify code. We’ll focus on S3, the oldest and most important form of OOP.

  • S3 classes and constructors.
  • How inheritance works in S3.
  • Defining new S3 methods.
  • Writing new generic functions.

Metaprogramming - Unlike most languages, R provides powerful tools for controlling when and where evaluation occurs. This lets you create functions tailored for interactive use that minimize typing with a little magic.

  • Capture user input without evaluating it
  • Control when and where R evaluates expressions and calls
  • Mastering base functions such as with, subset and transform
  • Writing code that modifies code

Day 2 - R Packages

Through a series of demonstrations and hands on exercises, you will learn how to quickly build, document, test, and release R packages. The day is organised around the most common components of an R package.

  • R/: where your code lives.
  • DESCRIPTION: managing package metadata.
  • man/: documenting your functions with roxygen2.
  • vignettes/: documenting your package with R Markdown.
  • tests/: writing unit tests with testthat.
  • NAMESPACE: being a considerate player in the R ecosystem.

The day concludes with a discussion of releasing your package, including mastering R CMD check, using github, continuous integration with traivs and submitting your package to CRAN.

Administrative details

Discounts

A limited number of student discounts are available. Please contact Garrett Grolemund for details.

Cancellation policy

In certain cases, we may need to cancel this workshop due to circumstances beyond our control or otherwise. If this happens, RStudio will refund all registration fees for those who signed up. RStudio is not responsible for any related expenses incurred by registered attendees (including but not limited to travel and hotel expenses).

Refund policy

  • More than 2 weeks before course: full refund, less 10% adminstrative fee.
  • 1-2 weeks before course: 50% refund.
  • Less than 1 week before course: no refund available

Money-back guarantee

All public workshops hosted by RStudio come with a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

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When & Where


The Westin San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Bayshore Room - Lobby Level
Millbrae, CA 94030

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PST)


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