During my research visit at Notre Dame University I had the pleasure to participate in Hadley Wickham’s lecture Welcome to the Tidyverse and meet Hadley in person. Hadley’s talks are always well-structured and worth listening.
Hadley Wickham has been a prime mover in releasing R upon the masses, enabling hordes of unsuspecting would-be researchers to process and visualize data in ways they never dreamed of. The tidyverse, the culmination of years of effort in the R language, is a universe of packages that facilitate a grammar of data, graphics, and modeling that allows even beginners to speak the language of data science fluently. Author of several books on programming and dozens(!) of R packages that are among the most widely used in the realm of data, Hadley Wickham invites you personally to experience the thrill of diving deep into data, discovering unknown treasures, and coming out on the other side with a fuller understanding of the way in which the world works! Hadley Wickham is the Chief Scientist at RStudio and an Adjunct Professor of Statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University, and Rice University. He builds computational and cognitive tools that make data science easier, faster, and more fun. This event was hosted by the MS-ACMS Data Science program and was co-sponsored by the Mendoza College of Business MSBA program and the Office of the Provost.