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Talks given at

Slides

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PDFs here in this repo

Video

Video of the 15 min talk at useR! 2016 @ Stanford:

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/useR-international-R-User-conference/useR2016/jailbreakr-Get-out-of-Excel-free

People, credits, links, inspiration, etc.

Me, in other places

csv, conf, v1
http://csvconf.com/2014/

Felienne Hermans

Rich FitzJohn

Gordon Shotwell tweets about dystopian moonscapes:

"50 million accountants use monads in Excel. They just don't go around explaining monads to everyone..."
https://twitter.com/tomaspetricek/status/687947134088392704

Felienne Hermans shows an example of monads in Excel @14:45 in this talk: https://vimeo.com/162206549

My middle finger gif re: Excel having had reactivity for years
https://twitter.com/JennyBryan/status/713198745022693377

Not So Standard Deviations (NSSD) Podcast by Hilary Parker and Roger Peng
Episode 9 - Spreadsheet Drama
https://soundcloud.com/nssd-podcast/episode-9-spreadsheet-drama

Philip Guo https://twitter.com/pgbovine blog posts about command bullshittery

Sources for approximate facts re: Excel, R, Python usage

Tools used in /r/DataIsBeautiful posts
http://www.randalolson.com/2016/03/11/what-data-visualization-tools-do-rdataisbeautiful-oc-creators-use/

Donald Rumsfeld: "As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time."

Chris Albon https://twitter.com/chrisalbon riffing on that w/r/t to a crazy web form: "You go to production with the features you know, not the features you need."
https://twitter.com/chrisalbon/status/720613507457093632

Me https://twitter.com/JennyBryan/status/735671032636276736: "The more spreadsheets I look at, the more I realize ppl use them like I use a git repo. It's how they manage data + "code" + figs & results."

Thread of CRAZY spreadsheet stories, in response to my tweet:
https://twitter.com/JennyBryan/status/722954354198597632

The Kinsey report:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_Reports
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kinsey-Male.jpg

Enron corpus:

Excel color-formatted table with exploding pie chart:
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mjp262/excel_spreadsheet.jpg

Dog shaming

xkcd comic:
http://xkcd.com/1667/
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/algorithms.png

Advice re: organizing data in spreadsheets

Examples of new spreadsheet implementations

Some of the other csvconf talks from Stencila contributors

Tweet: If your collaborator asks, “In what form would you like the data?” you should respond, “In its current form.”
https://twitter.com/JeanVAdams/status/707241263645392896

Some of the other csvconf talks re: dealing with data in suboptimal form

TableToLongForm R package

R packages that talk to Excel (there are even more!):

Mango blog post about R packages to read/write Excel:
http://www.mango-solutions.com/wp/2015/05/r-the-excel-connection/

googlesheets package

rsheets organization holds several packages, mostly WIPs

David Robinson RPub tidying one of the Enron sheets
http://rpubs.com/dgrtwo/tidying-enron

UBC Master of Data Science program
http://mds.science.ubc.ca