R package development

Building R packages is not particular hard, but it can be a bit of a daunting endeavour at the beginning, particularly if you are more of a statistician than a computer scientist or programmer.

Some concepts may appear foreign or like red tape, yet many of them evolved over time for a reason. They help to stay organise, collaborate more effectively with others and write better code.

So, here are my slides of the R package development workshop at Lancaster University.

R package development

For a detailed and authoritative reference on R package development see the Writing R Extensions manual on CRAN.


Tal Galili said...

A lovely presentation Markus.
Sadly, your presentation did not exist when I just started learning package development. Still, I'm happy you hvae made this content available for others to come :).

(p.s: the slidify thingi is really awesome)

With regards,

Barry Rowlingson said...

And you don't even mention devtools?

Markus Gesmann said...

Well, the links to the sites of RStudtio, etc. do mention the devtools package.

Markus Gesmann said...

It shows our age ;-)

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