tags: seminar series
title: Developing and distributing in-house R-packages
- **Video connection details:**
- Zoom ID: 662 0907 5434
- Zoom password: rse
- Zoom invite link: https://uwasa.zoom.us/j/66209075434?pwd=VmRBaFRVOXNKNFRYb1NDRGY5SXZndz09
- **Date and time**: 2022-01-20, 13-14 CET [convert to your timezone](https://arewemeetingyet.com/Stockholm/2022-01-20/13:00)
- **This page:** https://hackmd.io/6XrmG5mTSpK5AXsLUa0kPg
# Developing and distributing in-house R-packages
## Ice breaker question : Have you used R before? If yes, for what?
- I have used very minimal R when teaching data visualization and trying to give people reproducible examples (but I am a Python person wanting to finally learn R)
- Yes when working with ecologists but I am still a novice!!!
- Yes! But I mainly just write scripts, which seems ineffective so I'm very keen to hear the talk :) (I also train other researchers in how to get started with data analysis in R)
- Barely, long ago. And not in really sophisticated ways, nowhere near packaging.
- Unfortunately not!
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## About the series
This is an event in the Nordic RSE seminar series.
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## Speaker: Athanasia Monika Mowinckel
Athanasia Monika Mowinckel is a cognitive neuroscientist based in Oslo, Norway, and works at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition. She's passionate about cognitive neuroscience, using R and teaching the world the wonders of R. Doing all she can to improve gender diversity and equity in the R-community though R-Ladies Oslo and on the R-Ladies Global Team.
R is mainly a statistical programming language than has been around for more than 20 years. In recent years, it has seen a large resurge in popularity, especially amongst researchers, for its powerful statistical backbone and open source practice. But R can be unfamiliar and intimidating for researchers used to a purely GUI based statistical tool. This talk will center around how I have developed in-house R tools to clean and handle in-house data, and how I have distributed these to work on multiple platforms.
## Ask your questions here
- is this a question?
- yes, and this is an answer
- How much do you account for the fact that different people collect & organise their data slightly differently? And the fact that there can be silly little errors with data (e.g. what if one of the BDI_ columns was accidentally called DBI_)? Would that get caught automatically or would it be up to the user to notice that?
- I started thinking when you didn't have a dependency installed -- Is there a fast way to install all dependencies of a package you're working on while you're working on it? Okay thanks!
- What advice would you give to RSEs that support communities where R is used to stay up to date (and for instance be aware of such new and awesome developments like R-universe rOpenSci)?