Just TYPEical: Visualizing common function type signatures in R

@inproceedings{Moy2020JustTypeicalVisualizing,
  author    = {Moy, Cameron and Belyakova, Julia and Turcotte, Alexi and Di~Bartolomeo, Sara and Dunne, Cody},
  booktitle = {Proc.\ IEEE Visualization Conference},
  title     = {Just {TYPEical}: Visualizing common function type signatures in {R}},
  year      = {2020},
  note      = {Preprint \& supplemental material: https://osf.io/pyqac},
  pages     = {121-125},
  series    = {VIS},
  abstract  = {Data-driven approaches to programming language design are uncommon. Despite the availability of large code repositories, distilling semantically-rich information from programs remains difficult. Important dimensions, like run-time type data, are inscrutable without the appropriate tools. We contribute a task abstraction and interactive visualization, TYPEical, for programming language designers who are exploring and analyzing type information from execution traces. Our approach aids user understanding of function type signatures across many executions. Insights derived from our visualization are aimed at informing language design decisions — specifically of a new gradual type system being developed for the R programming language. A copy of this paper, along with all the supplemental material, is available at https://osf.io/mc6zt},
  doi       = {10.1109/VIS47514.2020.00031}
}

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