Maëlle Salmon

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

maelle on the verge of laughing
©Photo Julie Noury Soyer

Current work

  • Part-time research software engineer for rOpenSci (since February 2018).
  • Part-time software engineer for cynkra (since June 2022).

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Latest blog post & talk

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What I edit when refactoring a test file

I’m currently refactoring test files in a package. Beside some automatic refactoring, I am also manually updating lines of code. Here are some tips (or pet peeves, based on how I look at it / how tired I am 😁) Prequel: please read the R packages book The new edition of the R Packages book by Hadley Wickham and Jenny Bryan features three chapters on testing, all well worth a read.


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”.