R Meetup Group

Data analysis in local government and nonprofits in Syracuse have recognized the need for a community of people working on hard problems and interested in new tools. We are meeting on a regular basis to develop and share skills in analysis and visualization using the R program. 

8:30am-9:30am Friday Mornings
Central New York Community Foundation
431 E Fayette St #100, Syracuse, NY 13202

Topics will include things like:

  • Importing data from spreadsheets or stats programs
  • Importing data using APIs
  • Data cleaning
  • Data subsets and merges
  • Descriptive statistics over groups
  • Data visualization
  • Animations and GIFs
  • GIS and spatial applications
  • Basic data programming (functions, loops, debugging)
  • Text analysis
  • Data dashboards using Shiny

This web page will be used to keep the group apprised on material covered.

 

Material from the Meetup:


12/02/15 - Introduction and Overview [ ppt ] [ vocab ] [ style guide
01/22/16 - Motivating Example [ ppt ] [ github ] [ workflow ]
01/29/16 - Functions and Data Structures [ example function ] [ example var types ]
02/05/16 - Subsets and Merges [ examples subsets merges ] [ lecture notes
02/12/16 - Subsets and Merges [ merge ] [ subsets ] [ function example ] [ practice ]
02/19/16 - Visualization [ guide1 guide2 ] [ notes ] [ functions ] [ parameters ] [ lab ]

03/04/16 - GIS [ shapefile ] [ data dictionary ] [ load data ] 
                          [ example analysis ] [ pdf ]
                          [ choropleth maps ] [ download Tiger shapefiles ] [ census API ]
                          [ practice ] [ notes from class ]

03/25/16 - Syracuse Code Violations [ leaflet map ] [ working with dates ]

04/01/16 - R Shiny [ github ] [ tutorial ] [ cheat sheet ]

04/08/16 - Leaflet App by Sam Edelstein [ github ]

4/15/16 - Regression Basics [ regression basics.rmd ] [ pdf ] [ plot interactions ]

Resources:

Here are links to lecture notes from classes that are relevant to the group:

Lecture Notes on Data Analysis
Lecture Notes on GIS

GitHub Tutorials [ part 1 ] [ part 2 ]

 

 

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