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Thursday, July 6 • 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Advanced R Solutions -- A Bookdown Project

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Keywords: Advanced R, bookdown
Webpages: https://bookdown.org/Tazinho/Advanced-R-Solutions/
Working through a complex textbook can be cumbersome and frustrating. Despite a strong motivation to understand the content, one needs a good memory to bear all the details in mind, discipline to stay focused on the content, as well as patience to finish.
Solving exercises throughout the textbook can help to practice the learned, get more involved and gain deeper insights. Furthermore it can help to validate your newly gotten skills and understandings.
In this lightning talk, we will briefly discuss our experiences, while working through Hadley Wickham’s Advanced R book (Wickham 2014), which provides exercises after most of its chapters. In particular we will describe the approach to document and monitor our progress via Yihui Xie’s bookdown package (Xie 2017) to address the issues mentioned above.
References Wickham, Hadley. 2014. Advanced R. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman; Hall/CRC. http://adv-r.had.co.nz/.

Xie, Yihui. 2017. Bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown. Boca Raton, Florida: Chapman; Hall/CRC. https://github.com/rstudio/bookdown.




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Thursday July 6, 2017 6:00pm - 6:05pm
3.01 Wild Gallery

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