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Episode 31: Data Science education with R

Posted on Saturday, Aug 3, 2019
The R-Podcast returns with a recap of the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) 2019 conference! In this episode, I share insights gained from an excellent panel discussion on the use of javascript in statistics, and I am joined by RStudio’s education team members Alison Hill & Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel to discuss new ideas for teaching data science effectively, as well as how tools like R-Markdown are opening many new possibilities for both students and teachers. I hope you enjoy episode 31 of the R-Podcast! Read More

It’s common knowledge that R has been at the forefront of leading innovation in statistics and data science. But one area that’s not commonly discussed is how to build a successful business around R and open-source? In episode 30 of the R-Podcast, I am very excited to be joined by RStudio president Tareef Kawaf! We cover a wide variety of topics including his journey to RStudio, building a robust organization structure, and how an open-core model drives RStudio’s vision for the present and future. Plus you’ll hear how Tareef became the ’T-Test’ within RStudio and how he earned the moniker of Mr. Shiny!

Episode 29: Chicago R Unconference Recap

Posted on Saturday, Mar 23, 2019

I am delighted to bring your coverage of the first-ever Chicago R Unconference in episode 29 of the R-Podcast! I share perspectives on many of the great projects addressed in this unconference, ranging from new metrics on machine text translations to an entire unconference toolbox. Be sure to check the extensive show notes for links to these projects. Plus the return of highlights from the R community, including two newly-funded R Consortium projects. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!

The R-Podcast’s coverage of rstudio::conf 2019 wraps up in this episode, featuring a comprehensive conversation with RStudio software engineer Max Kuhn! We discuss his vision for the tidymodels ecosystem of modeling packages, lessons learned from continued development of the caret package, and candida advice for how the life sciences industry can utilize R effectively in new workflows. Plus I share some of my favorite gems from the excellent array of conference talks and posters. Thank you so much for listening and hope you enjoy this episode!

The R-Podcast rolls along with part two of our rstudio::conf 2019 coverage! In this episode I share the advice and tips I used to prepare my talk on Shiny Modules. Plus I sit down with RStudio software engineer Rich Iannone to learn about his journey from atmospheric science to creating a collection of awesome R packages like DiagrammeR and gt for creating tables with a tidy syntax. As always thank you so much for listening and hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode 26: The Podcast Trifecta (rstudio::conf 2019)

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

Another spectacular rstudio::conf is in the books and the R-Podcast has tons of insights to share! We kick off our coverage with a three-podcast crossover as I am joined by Credibly Curious co-host Nick Tierny and Not So Standard Deviations co-host Hilary Parker! We discuss our impressions of the conference and where we’d like to see R go in 2019. Plus I share how my journey to the Advanced R-Markdown workshop is a testament to the welcoming and openness that the R community offers. This is just the beginning of our coverage and I hope you enjoy this episode!