Jun 17, 2013

Why I want to write nice R code

I originally posted this article on the niceRcode blog. Writing code is fast becoming a key - if not the most important - skill for doing research in the 21st century. As scientists, we live in extraordinary times. The amount of data (information) available to us is increasingly exponentially, allowing for rapid advances in our understanding of the world around us. The amount of information contained in a standard scientific paper also seems to be on the rise.