Join us for a technical talk about the miner package
David Smith will talk about the ‘miner’ package, how to set up your own Minecraft server, and how to use and extend the package. He’ll also provide a few examples of the package in action in a live Minecraft session! Fun!
The miner package is intended mainly for kids, to inspire them to learn R while playing Minecraft. But the development of the package also provides some useful insights into how to build an R package to interface with a persistent API, and how to instruct others on its use.
This package is a collection of simple functions that allow you to connect with a Minecraft instance, manipulate the world within by creating blocks and controlling the player, and to detect events within the world and react accordingly.
About the speaker: David Smith is a developer advocate at Microsoft, with a focus on data science and the R community. He has been a long time facilitator and a good ally for R-Ladies Chicago.
Please RSVP on the Meetup page and let us know if you have any questions!