April 2023 Webinar: Introduction to Quarto for R Users – Filippo Cavallari – Data Science Lecturer, Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Introduction to Quarto for R Users

  • Friday 21st April 2023, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

With Filippo Cavallari – Data Science Lecturer, ONS

About the webinar:

If you are an R user, then you’ve probably been using R Markdown. And probably you loved R also because of R Markdown. But since July 2022 there is a new publishing system that you can use. It’s name is Quarto. What’s the difference? First, unlike R Markdown, Quarto is not a package, but it is a stand alone application. Therefore you can use it outside the R world, for example with Python or Julia. So it can support you better if you or your team are using more than one language. Also, if your preferred IDE is not RStudio, then you’ll find that Quarto works well also with VS Code, Jupyter, Neovim or any other text editor. And there is already plenty of guidance for all of this.

For the perspective of R Users, Quarto solves some problems and adds new functionalities. R Markdown users will find that they won’t need to install additional packages for specific publications (like Bookdown for books, Blogdown for websites and blogs, Xarigan for slideshows). Moreover Quarto keeps the syntax consistent in all publishing formats.

This webinar will present some of the new functionalities of Quarto, highlight few but important syntax differences with R Markdown, and cover some tips and tricks Filippo learned using Quarto during the past year.


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Filippo Cavallari

Data Science Lecturer, ONS

Filippo joined ONS in July 2021 as a Data Science Lecturer for Data Science Campus Capability Team. Before joining the Campus, he was a lecturer in Mathematics and Data Science at University of South Wales for 5 years. His current role focuses on design and delivery of Data Science training courses for Cross-Government Graduate Programme, Government Analysis Function, and bootcamps for different public sector organisations. He also collaborates in data science projects with other teams across ONS. Since March 2020 he delivered a variety of workshops and courses in Data Science and Machine Learning for Midlands Decision Support Network.

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April 21, 2023

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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