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Talk at Workshop on Visualization for Big Data: Strategies and Principles, Fields Institute

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The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble:

RStudio IDE:


The R Project:

STAT 545:

Slides from Hadley Wickham's talk in the Simply Statistics Unconference

2014-08-17 NYT article For Big-Data Scientists:, 'Janitor Work' Is Key Hurdle to Insights by Steve Lohr

Data carpentry blog post by David Mimno (response to NYT article re: janitor work)

Daring Fireball's markdown page. Kind of where it all begins, but other references that are more recent and specific to our context are more relevant.

Carson Sievert's talk Reproducible web documents with R, knitr & Markdown

MathJax is an open source JavaScript display engine for mathematics that works in all browsers ... It just works.

MathJax + RStudio specifics:

Pandoc: If you need to convert files from one markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife.

R Markdown:


Simple Markdown and R Markdown example files are here:

Baumer, B., Cetinkaya-Rundel, M., Bray, A., Loi, L., & Horton, N. J. (2014). R Markdown: Integrating A Reproducible Analysis Tool into Introductory Statistics. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, 8(1). link


RStudio + R Markdown specifics:


Jeromy Anglim's blog post Getting Started with R Markdown, knitr, and Rstudio 0.96 and a Gist containing the source

Yihui Xie blog post about when to use Markdown and when to use LaTeX



Ram, K 2013. Git can facilitate greater reproducibility and increased transparency in science. Source Code for Biology and Medicine 2013 8:7. Go to the associated github repo to get the PDF (link at bottom of README) and to see a great example of how someone managed the process of writing a manuscript with git(hub).

Karl Broman's tutorial, aimed at stats / data science types: An introduction to Git/Github.

SourceTree Git client, with a GUI. Available for Windows or Mac.

RStudio + Git(Hub)

xkcd on Git commit messages:

A few R packages on GitHub:

GitHub repos from government, media, and more

Rough notes on GitHub usage in STAT 545:

R Graph Catalog:

A few Shiny apps by STAT 545 students:

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