RStudio Conference 2020 videos you don’t want to miss

With dozens of RStudio Convention films now readily available on line, it is hard to know where by to begin. I hope this search at some of my favorites will assist get you commenced!

Error messages in R

I could most likely watch Jenny Bryan teach information entry (oh, that seems intriguing, probably I want to test typing in a thousand rows . . . . ). But in this keynote, she tackles a significantly a lot more persuasive subject: working with errors in R. There’s a whole lot of practical suggestions here, which she shares in an partaking, relatable way. 1 takeaway: Attempt the equal of a reboot—restart your R session! (I’ve been performing that significantly a lot more often since returning from the conference.) Online video: Object of sort ‘closure’ is not subsettable.

New attributes in RStudio

Wondering what attributes are coming to the up coming model of RStudio desktop? RStudio’s Jonathan McPherson outlined a number of, together with modern day-era spell check (at last), much better cloud usability on iOS, and a lot more monitor-reader accessibility for visually impaired users—something that also improves keyboard navigation for all consumers. Online video: RStudio 1.three Sneak Preview. 

State of the tidyverse

RStudio Main Scientist Hadley Wickham reviewed last year’s highlights from the tidyverse and this year’s options for more advancement, but he was also pretty forthright in discussing some modern missteps.

In individual, he acknowledged that the original rollout of “tidy evaluation” launched with a rather complicated-to-learn syntax and an unreasonable expectation that consumers would want to discover the in depth computing idea behind it. It turned out that numerous consumers didn’t treatment about the mechanics behind incorporating the tidyverse into their own personalized features they just preferred to produce their code. Since then, tidy eval syntax has been adjusted to a lot more comprehensible double braces.

Wickham also outlined how tidyverse package deal authors will assist consumers much better comprehend the lifecycle of more mature features and if/how some features may perhaps be deprecated. Online video: State of the tidyverse. 

Styled textual content with ggtext

Claus Wilke gave an overview of the ggtext package deal in this speedy-paced presentation, demonstrating how to personalize ggplot visualizations with coloured textual content, images on axes, and a lot more. He also spelled out the package’s latest limits. Online video: Spruce up your ggplot2 visualizations with formatted textual content. 

Beneath, you can also watch my Do Much more With R tutorial on 1 way to use ggtext: including shade to ggplot textual content. (Or read the companion post.)