RStudio Conference 2020 videos you don’t want to miss

With dozens of RStudio Meeting videos now offered on line, it’s tough to know exactly

With dozens of RStudio Meeting videos now offered on line, it’s tough to know exactly where to commence. I hope this look at some of my favorites will aid get you started off!

Error messages in R

I could possibly check out Jenny Bryan train knowledge entry (oh, that appears to be fascinating, it’s possible I want to test typing in a thousand rows . . . . ). But in this keynote, she tackles a significantly far more persuasive topic: dealing with mistakes in R. There’s a lot of practical suggestions in this article, which she shares in an partaking, relatable way. Just one takeaway: Check out the equal of a reboot—restart your R session! (I have been performing that significantly far more typically given that returning from the convention.) Online video: Item of form ‘closure’ is not subsettable.

New functions in RStudio

Pondering what functions are coming to the following edition of RStudio desktop? RStudio’s Jonathan McPherson outlined many, which include modern day-era spell examine (at past), much better cloud usability on iOS, and far more screen-reader accessibility for visually impaired users—something that also improves keyboard navigation for all people. Online video: RStudio one.3 Sneak Preview. 

Point out of the tidyverse

RStudio Chief Scientist Hadley Wickham reviewed past year’s highlights from the tidyverse and this year’s plans for even more development, but he was also rather forthright in talking about some current missteps.

In unique, he acknowledged that the preliminary rollout of “tidy evaluation” released with a rather tough-to-grasp syntax and an unreasonable expectation that people would want to master the thorough computing theory guiding it. It turned out that quite a few people didn’t treatment about the mechanics guiding incorporating the tidyverse into their personal personalized functions they just preferred to compose their code. Since then, tidy eval syntax has been altered to far more easy to understand double braces.

Wickham also outlined how tidyverse offer authors will aid people much better comprehend the lifecycle of older functions and if/how some functions may be deprecated. Online video: Point out of the tidyverse. 

Styled text with ggtext

Claus Wilke gave an overview of the ggtext offer in this quick-paced presentation, displaying how to customize ggplot visualizations with colored text, images on axes, and far more. He also spelled out the package’s latest restrictions. Online video: Spruce up your ggplot2 visualizations with formatted text. 

Below, you can also check out my Do Extra With R tutorial on one way to use ggtext: incorporating color to ggplot text. (Or browse the companion short article.)