Coursera - Reproducible Research - Week 1 - Scripting Your Analysis

Golden Rule of Reproducibility: Script Everything.

Write everything down.

This is analogous to a composer creating a symphony. There are standards in music - clefs, notes, chords, instruments - and they write down how everything is done to replicate.

The main rule in data analysis is to write a script. They are like the musical score for another scientist to replicate your musical analysis.

knitr and Markdown will help you organize your analyses.

Bottom line: Use the R Studio Script Editor. Write it down. Write a script. Make your work reproducible.

Published January 18, 2015