Hotelling Society - Invited Symposium
Psychology 6140

Hotelling Society Symposium

Tips for paper presentation


R Studio / knitr: beamer and ioslides

In R Studio, it is very easy to create nice slide presentations including R graphics, R code and output from a single (reproducible) document. You can do your analysis and write your presentation concurrently, and knitr tools and menu items make it easy to view the working version as you write it.

There are two basic formats:

Some links to get started:

R graphics tips for presentations

One good guideline is to print a copy of your graph, put it on the floor and stand over it. If you can't read it, or see the details, revise it.

The tips below relate to graphs produced using R base graphics:

If you use lattice-based graphics, there are often different parameters controling these things.

If you use ggplot2-based graphics, there are equivalent ways to do all these things, but all are different. I generally use the ggplot2 Cheatsheet, or ggplot2 Quick Reference, and the ggplot2 documentation to find what I'm looking for. ggsave() is the general way to save a ggplot2 graphic to a file.

Tips for poster presentations

The best collection of advice and examples I've seen for designing a poster for a scientific conference is the web page This is probably outdated, and maybe there is something better now.

Posters can be done relatively easily in both PowerPoint and LaTeX. The key thing is both is to set your "paper size" to the size of your poster. I don't have any templates or specific examples at hand.

Specifications for Proceedings Papers

Papers to be published in the Proccedings should be prepared are follows: