RStudio Conference 2020 videos you don’t want to miss

Nancy J. Delong

With dozens of RStudio Convention movies now readily available on the internet, it’s difficult to know the place to begin. I hope this look at some of my favorites will support get you began!

Mistake messages in R

I could probably enjoy Jenny Bryan instruct details entry (oh, that appears to be like attention-grabbing, maybe I want to attempt typing in a thousand rows . . . . ). But in this keynote, she tackles a substantially additional compelling subject: dealing with faults in R. There is a ton of useful suggestions here, which she shares in an engaging, relatable way. A person takeaway: Attempt the equivalent of a reboot—restart your R session! (I’ve been accomplishing that substantially additional often because returning from the conference.) Video: Item of kind ‘closure’ is not subsettable.

New attributes in RStudio

Pondering what attributes are coming to the upcoming model of RStudio desktop? RStudio’s Jonathan McPherson outlined many, which include contemporary-period spell check out (at previous), improved cloud usability on iOS, and additional monitor-reader accessibility for visually impaired users—something that also improves keyboard navigation for all users. Video: RStudio one.3 Sneak Preview. 

Point out of the tidyverse

RStudio Chief Scientist Hadley Wickham reviewed previous year’s highlights from the tidyverse and this year’s strategies for even more progress, but he was also quite forthright in talking about some current missteps.

In particular, he acknowledged that the initial rollout of “tidy evaluation” launched with a fairly tricky-to-grasp syntax and an unreasonable expectation that users would want to learn the specific computing principle powering it. It turned out that numerous users didn’t care about the mechanics powering incorporating the tidyverse into their possess custom made functions they just preferred to produce their code. Considering that then, tidy eval syntax has been adjusted to additional comprehensible double braces.

Wickham also outlined how tidyverse package authors will support users improved have an understanding of the lifecycle of more mature functions and if/how some functions may possibly be deprecated. Video: Point out of the tidyverse. 

Styled text with ggtext

Claus Wilke gave an overview of the ggtext package in this quickly-paced presentation, demonstrating how to customize ggplot visualizations with colored text, visuals on axes, and additional. He also stated the package’s existing restrictions. Video: Spruce up your ggplot2 visualizations with formatted text. 

Down below, you can also enjoy my Do More With R tutorial on a person way to use ggtext: incorporating colour to ggplot text. (Or read through the companion report.)

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