Practical R Workflow Workshops

Practical R Workflow Workshop for NMFS Scientists

Eli Holmes from the Northwest Center will be hosting an 8-part Practical R Workflow workshop series. The series consists of hour-long workshops on eight successive Fridays.

The workshop will be focused on tools and practices for NMFS scientists to help you be faster, more efficient, and organized in your coding and merging reports with code. These are open to all NMFS employees. They will be lecture format with follow-along material. Please see the workshop webpage for more information and past workshop recordings.

Add the workshop series to your calendar


Live workshops take place on Fridays from from 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT). All workshops will be recorded and posted on the webpage.

Date Topic
May 28 Introduction to workflow using RStudio and Git/GitHub
June 4 More Git/Github
June 11 Key Git/GitHub skills
June 18 Rmarkdown for reports
June 25 Making plots with ggplot2
July 9 Intro to R packages
July 16 Roxygen2 and pkgdown
July 23 More R packaging

Set-up instructions:

You can just watch the lectures, but if you want to follow along you will need to get a GitHub account. For the software, you have 2 options:

1) Install R, RStudio, and GitHub Desktop on your computer.

2) Install nothing and use RStudio Cloud.

GitHub Classroom will be used for sharing the teaching material. Note, it is fine to just listen to the lectures but if you want to ‘learn by doing’, then click this link to get your first ‘assignment’. There is no ‘assignment’, you’ll just get an invite to join the ‘classroom’. Join the classroom.