Session Summary:

The R7 package is a new OOP system designed to be a successor to S3 and S4. It has been designed and implemented collaboratively by the RConsortium Object- Oriented Programming Working Group, which includes representatives from R-Core, BioConductor, RStudio/tidyverse, and the wider R community.

In this talk, I'll introduce R7 to the wider world. Attendees will learn why we created R7 and how they can use it to create new classes and packages. I hope to inspire folks to download, try it out, and give us the feedback we need to make it better.

Session Details


04:00 PM to 04:20 PM

National Harbor 10+11

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Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio, winner of the 2019 COPSS award, and a member of the R Foundation. He builds tools (both computational and cognitive) to make data science easier, faster, and more fun. His work includes packages for data science (like the tidyverse, which includes ggplot2, dplyr, and tidyr)and principled software development (e.g. roxygen2, testthat, and pkgdown). He is also a writer, educator, and speaker promoting the use of R for data science. Learn more on his website,