[R] R development master class: NYC, Dec 12-13

Alex Ruiz Euler rruizeuler at ucsd.edu
Sun Nov 13 18:53:07 CET 2011

What, no discount codes for us?!

No seriously, as much as I'm for free enterprise, it feels awkward to
see you promote an (expensive!) course in a list where people offer not
only their knowledge, but also the tools you use, for free.

I ignore whether this goes against posting rules, but even if it doesn't
I wouldn't want this awesome resource to become a marketing platform.

On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:34:35 -0600
Hadley Wickham <hadley at rice.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I hope you don't mind the slightly off topic email, but I'm going to
> be teaching an R development master class in New York City on Dec
> 12-13. The basic idea of the class is to help you write better code,
> focused on the mantra of "do not repeat yourself". In day one you will
> learn powerful new tools of abstraction, allowing you to solve a wider
> range of problems with fewer lines of code. Day two will teach you how
> to make packages, the fundamental unit of code distribution in R,
> allowing others to save time by allowing them to use your code.
> To get the most out of this course, you should have some experience
> programming in R already: you should be familiar with writing
> functions, and the basic data structures of R: vectors, matrices,
> arrays, lists and data frames. You will find the course particularly
> useful if you're an experienced R user looking to take the next step,
> or if you're moving to R from other programming languages and you want
> to quickly get up to speed with R's unique features. A couple session
> outline is available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2492641558
> Both days will incorporate a mix of lectures and hands-on learning.
> Expect to learn about a topic and then immediately put it into
> practice with a small example. Plenty of help will be available if you
> get stuck. You'll receive a printed copy of all slides, as well as
> electronic access to the slides, code and data. The material covered
> in the course is currently being turned into a book. You can access
> the current draft at https://github.com/hadley/devtools/wiki/.
> Limited discounts for students (66% off) and academics (33% off) are
> available - please contact me for details.
> Find out more and sign up at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2492641558
> Regards,
> Hadley
> -- 
> Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
> Department of Statistics / Rice University
> http://had.co.nz/
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