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Interview with Ehouman Evans – Experience with R and Use with Agroforestry in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

By July 25, 2022August 16th, 2022Blog

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Ehouman Evans (Ph.D.), Agroforestry Project Manager at CIRAD, gives an interview to the R Consortium about his journey with R, his career, how he’s applied his R knowledge to Agroforestry, and more. The interview was conducted by Kevin O’Brien of the Why R? Foundation.

In this interview, Ehouman began by sharing about Yamoussoukro in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), its well-known surrounding cities, and what the R community is like there. Afterward, Ehouman discussed his work in Agroforestry and the impact it is having on locations in West Africa. He also connects his sustainable development goals with his work as a “plant scientist.” 

Following this, Ehmouman gave more background on his career path and transitioned to his journey with R and its usability in his work. He discussed more about the R community in Cotonou, surrounding countries, and his personal journey with learning and using R. Ehmouman also shared about the networking he has done with other R communities around the world. The interview finishes with Ehmouman sharing some of his favorite R packages and wraps up by giving his advice for those who are beginning their journey with R. 

Main Sections

0:00 Introduction

0:31 Sharing about Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

5:01 Plant Science, Numerical Ecology, and location

7:15 Sustainable development goals 

9:00 Sharing about Ehouman’s career path

14:40 Journey with R 

17:33 R in the community of Yamoussoukro

20:19 News about R Community in Yamoussoukro

22:26 Connections with other Francophone countries 

25:38 Ehouman gives advice 

28:05 International connectivity

29:33 Ehmouman’s favorite R package

30:46 Thank you!

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