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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How I Taught Scientific Blogging with R Markdown, Online

Last week I had the pleasure to lead an online course about “Scientific Blogging with R Markdown”, invited by Najko Jahn and Anne Hobert from SUB Göttingen. To follow the example set by the incredible Alison Hill, I’ll write a summary of what I’ve learnt and would like to do better next time. The topic The topic of the course was “Scientific Blogging with R Markdown”. For months I would sometimes write down some ideas, from “present distill” to “show web developer console”, that I had whilst reading things online.

How to improve your R package (Automatically ✨, and not 🧠)

How can you write a good R package? Read a starter guide, the “R packages” book, “Writing R Extensions”, and then? This talk will feature ways to take your R package, and your R development skills, to the next level! We shall present tools that equip you with helpful flags and metrics, from R CMD check locally and on the cloud, to lintr::lint_package() and covr::package_coverage(). We shall also mention tools that automagically improve your package or its docs: the styler and pkgdown packages.

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”.