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Big Magic with R: Creative Learning Beyond Fear, ASA

Big Magic with R: Creative Learning Beyond Fear, ASA

Presented at the fall meeting for the Oregon chapter of the American Statistical Society in Corvallis (OSU).

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Alison Presmanes Hill

November 05, 2018
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  1. Alison Hill, Data Scientist & Professional Educator @RStudio @apreshill @apreshill

    https://alison.rbind.io/ BIG MAGIC WITH R: CREATIVE LEARNING BEYOND FEAR
  2. 2 My inspiration today! Image credits: https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/

  3. 3 More Less Energized Defeated Creative Rigid Resilient Helpless How

    can we help learners be:
  4. 4 Learning should not feel like this

  5. 5 Learning should feel like this

  6. Courage Enchantment Permission Persistence Trust

  7. COURAGE

  8. COURAGE IS A PLAN

  9. OH: “I want / need / have been instructed to

    learn R” Not a plan!
  10. A plan!

  11. A plan!

  12. A plan!

  13. 13 NO COURAGE, NO PLAN

  14. 14 COURAGEOUS PLANNER

  15. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map Your original

    Your Your
  16. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map

  17. ENCHANTMENT

  18. The joy of working with code that JUST WORKS

  19. The learners’ job? ! Make sure the code works (it

    should!)
  20. The learners’ job? ! Understand why the code works

  21. Your job: Teach the docs! “It’s not magic; it’s code.”

    — Ben Welsh, L.A. Times Data Editor
  22. Use #comments and ? ?function_name Description Usage Arguments

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  26. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map

  27. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map

  28. 28 ADDING ENCHANTMENT

  29. 29 JUST ENOUGH ENCHANTMENT

  30. PERMISSION

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  32. “Your [work] not only doesn’t have to be original…it also

    doesn’t have to be important.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
  33. 33 Find projects to copy • RWeekly “R in the

    Real World”: https://rweekly.org/#RintheRealWorld • Julia Silge (Data Scientist, Stack Overflow) https://juliasilge.com • Dave Robinson (Data Scientist, DataCamp) http://varianceexplained.org • Maëlle Salmon (ROpenSci, LockeData) http://www.masalmon.eu • Lucy! and Nick (Vandy biostats students) http://livefreeordichotomize.com
  34. CHOOSE WISELY

  35. NOT YOUR STYLE

  36. NOT YOUR PROBLEM

  37. NOT YOUR LEVEL (YET!)

  38. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map

  39. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map Someone else’s

    Someone else’s Your
  40. 40 PERMISSION TO TRY FOR THIS

  41. 41 PERMISSION TO FEEL LIKE THIS

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  44. PERSISTENCE

  45. “For most of history people just made things, and they

    didn’t make such a big freaking deal about it.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
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  47. Hilary Parker https://hilaryparker.com/2013/01/30/hilary-the-most-poisoned-baby-name-in-us-history/

  48. Julia Silge https://juliasilge.com/blog/my-baby-boomer-name/

  49. Monica Gerber http://www.monicagerber.com/2018/03/little-bit-of-monica/

  50. Brooke Watson https://blog.brooke.science/posts/the-us-of-bey/

  51. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map

  52. tibble tidy data IDEAS WORDS R gather map Your original

    Your Your
  53. You aren’t doing it wrong if no one knows what

    you are doing.
  54. TRUST

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  56. 56 Trust • GitHub: https://github.com – Open an account –

    You will need this: http://happygitwithr.com • Your own website – My recommendation (obvious, biased): use blogdown – You will need this: https://bookdown.org/yihui/blogdown/ • A friend! – Make sure someone else ! at your code! – Ideas: • Partner up with someone in your team / lab / company • Find a coding partner at your local R Meet-up or R-Ladies group • Ask the #rstats twitterverse!
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  59. Where are we?

  60. X I don’t know X, but I know I can

    figure it out…
  61. X Courage Enchantment Permission Persistence TRUST!

  62. X Courage Enchantment Permission Persistence TRUST!

  63. Trey Speegle- https://20x200.com/products/trey-speegle-thank-you