R Hackathon 1/Planning Steps
- Assemble participants through invitation and open calls for participation
- Arrange travel and accommodation logistics
IT resources & setup
- Supporting software & resources
- Mailing list Done (wg-rhack1, all participants subscribed).
- Source code repository
- Dedicated repository on Google Code or Sourceforge?
- Help needed by participating packages needed to move to cvs or svn?
- Do participating packages need to branch prior to hackathon?
- svn repository on NESCent server needed?
- File share Done. URL: https://webdav.nescent.org/rhack1
- Loaners needed? Not yet. Reminder sent.
- Wired network needed? Not yet. Reminder sent.
- More wireless access points needed?
- Power strips
- Projector, screen, whiteboards, flip charts
Preparing for the event
- Achieve consensus list of prioritized goals
- Develop agenda
- Determine preliminary subgroups
- Items to be prepared by participants
- Lightning or other presentations - which ones are useful, what scope, who are the presenters?
- Package-specific information to be compiled on the wiki - overview, relevant programming info, and future goals
- Bootcamps - which ones are needed?
- Documentation & testing
- Determine prior reading (R vignette howto), training, and setup needed
- Collect data sets for testing/validation
Reading and book list
- Emmanuel Paradis, Analysis of Phylogenetics and Evolution with R (Use R). Springer, 2006
- Paul Murray, R Graphics (Computer Science and Data Analysis). Chapman and Hall, 2005