Maëlle Salmon

R(esearch) Software Engineer & Blogger based in Nancy, France


Current work

  • Part-time research software engineer for rOpenSci (since February 2018).

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Server-side MathJax rendering with R?

Whilst I most certainly do not write LaTeX formulas on the regular anymore, I got curious about their MathJax rendering on websites.1 In brief : your website source contains LaTeX code, and the MathJax JS library (self-hosted or hosted on a CDN) transforms it into something humans can understand: some HTML with inline CSS but also some MathML for screen-reader users.2 As I quite like the idea of moving things from the client-side to the server-side, I started wondering whether the processing of LaTeX code could happen before an user opens a website.

Être un•e utilisateur•rice de R résilient•e

Apprendre R est une excellente idée pour réaliser différentes tâches au travail. Cependant, même une fois passé·e au-delà de “Bonjour Monde”, vous continuerez régulièrement à avoir des problèmes dans R… Triste constat ? Non, car vous apprendrez aussi à devenir un·e utilisateur·rice de R résilient·e ! Dans cette présentation je partagerai des astuces à cet effet : comment suivre les nouveautés de R sans se sentir submergé·e ; et comment et où demander de l’aide efficacement.

How to pronounce my name

My last name is Salmon like the fish and the colour, and you can pronounce it like that if you want. My first name, Maëlle, is derived from a Celtic word that means princess or chief. It’s pronounced “Ma-El” as “ma” in “macaroni” and as the Spanish “El”.