The lazy and easily distracted report writer: Using rmarkdown and parameterised reports - Mike K Smith

My brain is lazy, shallow and easily distracted. Learn how I use notebooks to keep my present-self organised, my future-self up to speed with what I was thinking months ago, and also how I use parameterised reports to share results for both quantitative and non-quantitative audiences across multiple endpoints. I can update and render outputs for a variety of outputs from a single markdown notebook or report. I’ll show you how I organise my work using the tidyverse, use child documents with parameterisation and also how this is served out to my colleagues via RStudio Connect.

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Mike K Smith

I have 25 years experience of working in the Pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer), with more than 15 years working on modelling and simulation projects. I am a keen advocate of smarter drug development with a particular interest in Bayesian methods, dose-response, reproducible research and knowledge management. My particular expertise is in the use of simulation methodology to predict drug outcomes, find efficient trial designs, assess decision criteria and evaluate analysis methodologies. My current role at Pfizer is being technical lead within the pharmacometrics group on software tools - evaluating tools, ensuring new versions are rolled out in a timely manner and communicating changes to colleagues. I am a member of the IMI DDMoRe project and co-lead the work package developing a standardised Modelling Description Language with Nick Holford.

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