1.5 — Optimize Workflow — Class Content

Meeting Dates

Monday, September 12, 2022


Today I will give you about half the class period to finish your 1.4 practice problems and I can answer questions. Then I will briefly show you how you the magic of how you can improve your workflow, efficiency, automation, reproducibility, and safe file backups with R Markdown, R Projects, git and github. All of these tools are slightly advanced, and optional for you to use, but the learning curve pays off very high returns for the rest of your life! A good handful of people every semester tell me that they keep using these tools years in the future.


On Plain-Text Workflow

On Markdown Syntax

On Quarto

On LaTeX

On Git and Github

R Practice

Answers from last class’ practice problems on base R are posted on that page.

Today you will be working on R practice problems on data wrangling Answers will be posted later on that page.

Today’s “practice problems” get you to practice the tools we are working with today. They are again not required, but will help you if you are interested.


Below, you can find the slides in two formats. Clicking the image will bring you to the html version of the slides in a new tab. The lower button will allow you to download a PDF version of the slides.

I suggest printing the slides beforehand and using them to take additional notes in class (not everything is in the slides)!


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