Box plots A case study in debugging and perseverance

Come on a journey through pull request #2196. What started as a seemingly simple fix for a bug in ggplot2's box plots developed into an entirely new placement algorithm for ggplot2 geoms.

Box plots A case study in debugging and perseverance

January 23, 2019

Come on a journey through pull request #2196. What started as a seemingly simple fix for a bug in ggplot2's box plots developed into an entirely new placement algorithm for ggplot2 geoms. This talk will cover tips and techniques for debugging, testing, and not smashing your computer when dealing with tricky bugs.

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Kara Woo

Kara Woo is a research scientist in data curation at Sage Bionetworks, where she builds tools to help researchers document and share their data. Kara is a core developer of ggplot2 and collects data visualizations gone beautifully wrong on a blog called accidental aRt.