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hadley / advise.md
Created Feb 13, 2015
Advise for teaching an R workshop
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I think the two most important messages that people can get from a short course are:

a) the material is important and worthwhile to learn (even if it's challenging), and b) it's possible to learn it!

For those reasons, I usually start by diving as quickly as possible into visualisation. I think it's a bad idea to start by explicitly teaching programming concepts (like data structures), because the pay off isn't obvious. If you start with visualisation, the pay off is really obvious and people are more motivated to push past any initial teething problems. In stat405, I used to start with some very basic templates that got people up and running with scatterplots and histograms - they wouldn't necessary understand the code, but they'd know which bits could be varied for different effects.

Apart from visualisation, I think the two most important topics to cover are tidy data (i.e. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v59/i10/ + tidyr) and data manipulation (dplyr). These are both important for when people go off and apply

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Pakillo / Rmarkdown-fontsize.Rmd
Created Jan 22, 2015
Changing font sizes of HTML ouput in Rmarkdown
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---
title: "Untitled"
author: "Francisco Rodriguez-Sanchez"
date: "Thursday, January 22, 2015"
output: html_document
---
<style type="text/css">
body, td {
@jennybc
jennybc / twee-demo.Rmd
Last active Oct 15, 2020
twee(): emulating the tree directory listing command
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---
title: "twee demo"
author: "Jenny Bryan"
date: "17 August, 2014"
output:
html_document:
toc: TRUE
keep_md: TRUE
---
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rxaviers / gist:7360908
Last active May 12, 2021
Complete list of github markdown emoji markup
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