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Materials from an RStudio webinar delivered September 2018:

Help me help you: Creating reproducible examples with reprex

What is a reprex? It’s a reproducible example. Making a great reprex is both an art and a science and this webinar will cover both aspects. A reprex makes a conversation about code more efficient and pleasant for all. This comes up whenever you ask someone for help, report a bug in software, or propose a new feature. The reprex package ( makes it especially easy to prepare R code as a reprex, in order to share on sites such as,, or The habit of making little, rigorous, self-contained examples also has the great side effect of making you think more clearly about your programming problems.

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Video of September 2018 RStudio webinar about reprex

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