targets for ecologists

An example targets dependency graph

Targets for ecologists is a {bookdown} resource showing how to use the {targets} workflow management package to build research pipelines with R. It was adapted from two, three-hour workshops on the {drake} package run in 2020 and 2021 through Washington State University’s CEREO. {drake} is the predecessor to the current {targets} package. The original workshop materials were roughly formatted for workshops styled after the Carpentries. The goal is to present these materials in a {bookdown} format to enable ecologists to learn the basics of creating workflows with targets through a hands-on approach. This is a living document that may receive edits in the future.

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Matthew Brousil
Matthew Brousil
Data Scientist