Hadley Wickham (Chief Scientist at RStudio) will be giving the following public lecture at the University of Southampton.
The event is free, but for catering purposes, please register using Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2XME1U1
When: 6:00pm on Wednesday 21st August 2019 (followed by drinks reception from 7:00pm)
Where: Mathematics Student Centre, Building 56, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Title: Living a Reproducible Life
The benefits for reproducibility on the small scale (e.g. a single scientific paper) are clear: anything that can be reified and made explicit in code, should be made explicit in code. In this talk, I'll discuss how reproducibility has escaped journal articles in my life and influences almost everything I do. I'll discuss three unexpected venues of reproducibility in my life:
* Writing reproducible books with bookdown, which allows me to generate html, pdf, and epub versions of the text with a press of a key.
* Writing reproducible blog posts with blogdown, which makes easy to intermingle code and prose in low-stakes explanations of my work.
* Generating reproducible emails to track shared water usage and inform my neighbours when they owe me money!
I'll also touch on the intersection of reproducibility and software development, highlighting best practices like unit testing, code coverage, and continuous integration.
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