Lazy evaluation - Jenny Bryan

January 24, 2019 Jenny Bryan
The "tidy eval" framework is implemented in the rlang package and is rolling out in packages across the tidyverse and beyond. There is a lively conversation these days, as people come to terms with tidy eval and share their struggles and successes with the community. Why is this such a big deal? For starters, never before have so many people engaged with R's lazy evaluation model and been encouraged and/or required to manipulate it. I'll cover some background fundamentals that provide the rationale for tidy eval and that equip you to get the most from other talks.

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Jenny Bryan

Jenny is a recovering biostatistician who takes special delight in eliminating the small agonies of data analysis. She’s part of Hadley’s team, working on R packages and integrating them into fluid workflows. She’s been working in R/S for over 20 years, serves in the leadership of rOpenSci and Forwards, and is an Ordinary Member of the R Foundation. Jenny is an Associate Professor of Statistics (on leave) at the University of British Columbia, where she created the course STAT 545.

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