Guest Lecture: Pipelines for Data Analysis
Lecture | January 21, 2015 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Hadley Wickham, Assistant Professor, Rice University; Chief Scientist, RStudio
Over the last year and half, three things have had a profound impact on how I develop tools for data analysis: Rcpp, writing the advanced R book (http://adv-r.had.co.nz/), and the pipe operator (%>%, from magrittr). In this talk, I'll focus on the pipe operator and how it's influenced the development of tidyr, dplyr and ggvis, the next generation of reshape2, plyr, and ggplot2. Come along to learn about why I think pipelines are awesome and see how pipelines + tidyr, dplyr, and ggvis can make your data analysis fast, fluent, and fun.