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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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.

Blogging with R Markdown

Are you an R user? Would you like sharing more online? How about starting a new blog, with R Markdown (Rmd)? In this 2-hour course with live coding, we’ll go on two short adventures: setting up a scientific Rmd blog with the Distill framework and the distill package setting up a scientific Rmd blog with the Hugo website generator and the blogdown package (and discussing the hugodown package)

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”.