"From R Markdown to Quarto" ASA Traveling Course

October 20, 2023

The Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) is hosting this one-day course at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

This workshop will help you take your R Markdown skills and expertise and apply them in Quarto, the next generation of R Markdown. Food and parking are included with registration. Members of the ASA Middle Tennessee chapter receive discounted registration—visit the ASA Chapters page to join the local association.

ASA logo with a photo of the course instructor, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel


About the Course

From R Markdown to Quarto

October 20, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Instructor: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, PhD

This workshop is designed for those who want to take their R Markdown skills and expertise and apply them in Quarto, the next generation of R Markdown. Quarto is an open-source scientific and technical publishing system that offers multilingual programming language support to create dynamic and static documents, books, presentations, blogs, and other online resources. In this workshop you will learn how to apply your reproducible authoring skills to the Quarto format and learn about new tools and workflows for authoring with Quarto in RStudio. You will learn to create static documents as well as slide presentations. The workshop will also introduce you to Quarto projects that you can use to build websites and write blogs or books. Finally, you will learn various ways to deploy and publish your Quarto projects on the web.

Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is a professor of the practice of statistical science at Duke University and a developer educator at Posit. Her work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computing, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education, as well as pedagogical approaches for enhancing retention of women and under-represented minorities in STEM. Mine is a fellow of the ASA and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), as well as the winner of the 2021 Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics.

Register for this course on Eventbrite here.

Course Fees (in USD)

Non-student non-member: $180

Non-student member: $140

Student non-member: $90

Student member: $70

The course will be held in-person on Vanderbilt University Medical Center's campus in Light Hall, located at 2215 Garland Avenue. We will provide a light continental breakfast and boxed lunches to all participants. Parking will be included. We will send out additional details to participants before the beginning of the course.

Registration will close on October 13.