Maëlle Salmon

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

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Current work

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

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Stingy Beanie baby webscraping

I’ve just finished teaching blogging with R Markdown at R-Ladies Bangalore. This has two consequences: I need to calm down a bit after the stress of live demoing & co, and I am inspired to, well, blog with R Markdown! As I’ve just read a fascinating book about the beanie baby bubble and as I’ve seen rvest is getting an update, I’ve decided to harvest Beaniepedia. Both of these things show I spend too much time on Twitter, as the book has been tweeted about by Vicki Boykis, and the package changes have been tweeted about by Hadley Wickham.

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”.