In this course, you will learn how to write your own R packages. We will start by demonstrating the basic steps of developing a new R package. You will then have time to practice adding new features and getting packages ready for publishing on GitHub and CRAN.
By the end of the workshop participants should:
This is an introduction to writing your own R packages, not an introduction to R programming! You should already be comfortable with installing and using packages from CRAN, reading help files, writing conditional expressions (if/else, for loops, etc.), writing functions, and doing other common programming tasks with R. A familiarity with ggplot2 and GitHub would also be helpful. If you have attended one of the 2-day R workshops at UCSF or ar familiar with most of the content here, you should be ready to go. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Please bring a laptop that is running a recent distribution of Linux, Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher, or Windows XP or higher. You must also have up-to-date versions of R (3.6) and RStudio (1.2) installed on your laptop in advance of the workshop:
Please also sign up for a GitHub account if you do not already have one. It's free! Join here.
Steve Mack, PhD is a Scientist at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UCSF.
Karla Lindquist, PhD is the Scientific Lead for the Data Science Initiative in the UCSF Library.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Mission Hall, MH 2100
550 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158