Advanced R Book Club Part 3: OO Programming

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The LA West R Users Group and RLadies LA are teaming up for a book club series focused on Hadley Wickham’s ‘Advanced R’!

Where: UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, West Classroom (Room 23167)
Direction: Look for West Classroom (Room 23167) after entering the library. Consider public transit or rideshare if you live nearby since you need to pay for parking. UCLA Parking Structure 5 & 3, both are walking distance to the library. See
When: 10 am, Saturday, August 10th
Why: "The book is designed primarily for R users who want to improve their programming skills and understanding of the language. It should also be useful for programmers coming to R from other languages, as help you to understand why R works the way it does." - Hadley Wickham

Come join us for coffee and #rstats as we tackle the book’s sections one at a time. Each book club session will have a leader to guide the discussion, and we encourage everyone to take a look at the material beforehand. The full text of the book is online for free at, and there's an exercise answer guide at

Here’s the schedule:
• Foundations - August 3, session leader was Amanda Tilot
• Functional Programming - August 10, session leader will be Amy Tzu-Yu Chen
• OO Programming - split over August 24 and September 7, session leaders TBD!
• Metaprogramming - split over September 21 and October 5, session leaders TBD!
• Techniques - split over October 19 and November 2, session leaders TBD!

Advanced R dives deep into how R works as a language, and we highly recommend joining us for the first two sessions if you’re relatively new to R. We’re also looking for discussion leaders for the later sections of the book, so please reach out to Amy or Amanda if interested!

This is a bring-your-own-coffee series, but we'll try to provide something sweet. As we're cohosting with the LA West RUG, all R users are welcome! Lastly, we expect all attendees to abide by the RLadies Code of Conduct, available here: