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Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia - Packrat - LA R Meetup - Nov 2014

Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia - Packrat - LA R Meetup - Nov 2014

What is Packrat for R, and why should you care?

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Data Science LA

November 11, 2014
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  1. Packrat Making your life more predictable with dependency management @earino

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  4. Dependency Management

  5. CRAN is awesome! • For simple use cases • When

    you’re not working on corporate / enterprise deployments • When you aren’t managing changes to packages separately from changes to models
  6. Reproducibility • There is a crisis in reproducibility in research

    • A 2011 study found that 65% of medical studies were inconsistent when re-tested, and only 6% were completely reproducible. • A new survey of 20-year-old studies shows that poor archives and inaccessible authors make 90 percent of raw data impossible to find
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  8. CRAN package dependencies

  9. This is my whole dumb talk

  10. OH HEY THAT IS NEATO

  11. Stores all the versions of the packages installed!

  12. it has options, i don’t mess with them but… you

    probably want to change the vcs.ignore
  13. Handling Cleanup http://rstudio.github.io/packrat/walkthrough.html http://rstudio.github.io/packrat/rstudio.html http://rstudio.github.io/packrat/commands.html

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