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

Find all posts and talks. My blog posts are syndicated on R-bloggers and featured in R Weekly live feed.

RSS, fantastic tool for keeping up-to-date

I found an excuse to blog about XML again! Yes, RSS feeds are in practice XML, but for most people, that’s not why they are cool. An RSS (really simple syndication) feed is metadata about all, or the most recent posts published by a website: publication date, content or summary, etc. Much handier in my opinion to use that to get updates among Twitter “noise”. RSS feed example Have a look at the RSS feed for this blog over at https://masalmon.

renv demo

Why and how to use the renv package to handle the R dependencies of a project.


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”.