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Slidify & rCharts - DVDC & SPDC Joint Event

  • Aug 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM

We are very pleased to have our first joint Statistical Programming DC & Data Visualization DC event. Dr. Ramnath Vaidyanathan is the primary developer of two influential R packages that help with presenting and displaying our analyses:

• Slidify, which allows the creation of HTML5-based presentations using Markdown and R

• rCharts, which allows the creation of dynamic graphical content using a variety of Javascript graphing libraries like d3.js, Highcharts, Leaflet, Rickshaw and others, directly from R using the familiar R syntax conventions

Dr. Vaidyanathan has also developed rNotebook, an enhanced version of the KnitR Notebook, which allows you to see your Rmarkdown document and the formatted HTML instantaneously side-by-side.

Interactive Event: As many may have noticed over the months, DVDC has strived to become more interactive.  So far we've introduced:

• Interactive Demos (

• Google+ Hangout Presentations

• This month we're featuring interactive displays with Leap Motion controllers!


Important RSVP note: If RSVPs are filled here, please RSVP through SPDC since this is a joint event.


• 6:30pm - Doors open, networking

• 7:00pm - Unveiling the DVDC Logo & Introductions

• 7:15pm - PART 1: Overview of Slidify & rCharts

• 7:45pm - PART 2: Examples & Demonstrations

• 8:15pm - PART 3: Breakout Sessions:

• Q&A with Ramnath

• Q&A Interactive Discussions - aka Play with Leap Motion controlled Demos!

• 8:45pm - Data Drinks!

About the speaker:

Ramnath Vaidyanathan is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at McGill University. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from the Wharton School, and has worked at McKinsey and Company. He is addicted to R and has developed two R packages, Slidify and rCharts, both aimed at simplifying the creation and sharing of interactive web-based content with R.

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  • Nevin H.

    Good combination event, though it would have been nice to add some stats into the presentation

    August 20, 2013

  • Dorothy S.

    This was a very informative Meetup, I really enjoyed it!

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • M. B.

    Great Meetup tonight! A leap forward in how to integrate open products into great visualization tools: slides, training, apps!

    August 19, 2013

  • Oscar O.

    An amazing tool!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fast paced and fun -- lived up to its promise.

    August 19, 2013

  • Kato M.

    Got some conflicting appointment. Any recordings and slides will be helpful.

    August 19, 2013

  • Jess R.

    The company where I work started using highcharts, excited to see some more uses for it.

    August 18, 2013

  • John C.

    Regrets that I have a conflict and cannot attend - please share any notes/recordings.

    August 17, 2013

  • John C.

    I have an conflict and am going to miss this event - if there will be any recording it will be greatly appreciated.

    August 17, 2013

  • Patrick W.


    August 16, 2013

  • Dorothy S.

    Looking forward to it!

    August 13, 2013

  • Jerome Y.

    Just a thought: Data visualization my be a great help in reconstructing the original mortgage loans that went into the wall street securities that caused the financial meltdown. A good article on the subject that contains hints as to data sources is:

    August 13, 2013

  • sriram

    Interactive data visualization used in helping decision making is my area of interest

    August 11, 2013

  • Greg T.

    Already RSVP'd on SP group

    August 9, 2013

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