Lab notebooks with LaTeX, R and knitr, led by Boris Veytsman.
The work of a research scientist involves keeping daily notebooks. Such a working notebook is a document with text, equations, calculations, figures, tables, code snippets which reflects the current state of the lab research. This workshop teaches how to maintain such notebooks in a TeX/R environment.
Prerequisites: please install the following on your computer— a TeX distribution (preferably TeX Live or MiKTeX), R with packages knitr, tikzDevice and Hmisc. For a front end, we can use either Rstudio or Emacs + AucTeX + ESS.
After you have installed R, you can install knitr, tikzDevice and Hmisc using the R packaging system. Also, Vincent Goulet has constructed convenient Emacs distributions for Windows and Mac systems which include ESS+AUCTeX.
There is no fee for this workshop, but please let us know you're planning to attend it in the comments field on the conference registration form.