HavanaR Workshop 2018


The first meeting of R users in Cuba, HavanaR! Club 2018, will take place from 29-10-2018 to 02-11-2018. The workshop is organized jointly by the Group of Probability and Statistics of Universidad de La Habana, the >eR-Biostat initiative, the Center for Statistics, CenStat & I-Biostat, Hasselt University, Belgium and Forwards. The workshop will focus on visualisation methods and exploratory analysis of high dimensional and multivariate datasets. Program: 29-Oct: Basic concepts of exploratory data analysis using R.

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R in Latin America


Following on from our post on R in Africa this next post in the series looks at the R community across Latin America.


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R in Africa


R is used around the world and yet, in English-speaking media at least, we tend to hear most about what is happening in North America, Europe, and Australasia. So we would like to highlight some recent initiatives in the R community from other regions of the world, with this first post in the series focusing on R in Africa.


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Girls Coding Workshop, Melbourne


The first girls R coding workshop was held at the Kathleen Symes library in Melbourne, Nov Oct 28, 2017. The girls learned about tidy data concepts, wrangling data tools, and built a shiny app to explore standardised test data from the 2015 OECD Programme for International Student Achievement. One of the apps developed can be viewed at https://t.co/zlw3HGzOaR. And we had lamingtons, upside down R cupcakes (R downunder) for morning tea, and pizzas for lunch.

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useRs Participation in the R Community


In our first and second posts on the useR! 2016 survey we discussed the responses from the demographic and programming sections. The main findings were: The useR! 2016 attendees were predominantly men, typically under 40, White/Caucasian and employed full-time. Women attendees tended to be younger, with less programming experience and lower involvement in package development. Most useRs had a generally positive view of R, finding it fun to use, but women were less likely than men to code recreationally.

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