Help me help you. Creating reproducible examples - Jenny Bryan

September 21, 2018 Jenny Bryan

What is a reprex? It’s a reproducible example. Making a great reprex is both an art and a science and this webinar will cover both aspects. A reprex makes a conversation about code more efficient and pleasant for all. This comes up whenever you ask someone for help, report a bug in software, or propose a new feature. The reprex package ( makes it especially easy to prepare R code as a reprex, in order to share on sites such as,, or The habit of making little, rigorous, self-contained examples also has the great side effect of making you think more clearly about your programming problems.


About the Author

Jenny Bryan

Jenny is a software engineer on the tidyverse team. She is a recovering biostatistician who takes special delight in eliminating the small agonies of data analysis. Jenny is known for smoothing the interfaces between R and spreadsheets, web APIs, and Git/GitHub. She’s been working in R/S for over 20 years and is a member of the R Foundation. She also serves in the leadership of rOpenSci and Forwards and is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia.

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