D3.js and R Presentations

As mentioned yesterday, I would like to have a more formal event in regards to visualizations. There were a lot of people interested in both R and d3.js. So it will focus on that. I will give a short talk about d3.js and how I've utilized it and Rhiannon Weaver will be speaking about her work and interests in visualizations as well. Any questions, please let me know. 


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  • Jaryd M.

    Thanks for the talk--sorry I had to duck out early.

    August 23, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Both of the talks provided me with plenty of fresh ideas (to me, at least) to try out at work in the coming weeks. Thanks, Patrick and Rhiannon.

    August 8, 2013

  • Lee

    Really enjoyed the talks! Thank you Patrick and Rhiannon - appreciate the work you put into preparing for the meeting. I'm still fairly new to data visualization and trying to figure out where my interest lies. D3 seems more intriguing to me right now and I would enjoy opportunities to dive deeper into that topic with folks.

    August 8, 2013

  • dave c.

    It's hard to keep it short on the first presentation. So much is new to so many people. Possibly a short amount of time could be set aside at the end of the meeting for a general discussion of the presentation(s). I always like that type of interaction with members of a group.

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Franklin C.

    Enjoyed the overview of D3 and the example of using R find and showcase patterns in data. I also suggest we do shorter presentations, to leave more time for general discussion during meetings.

    August 8, 2013

    • Patrick M. D.

      Speaking only for myself, I did talk a little longer than what I was aiming for and I definitely agree that future meetups need to focus more on the group, less individual talks. Thank you for attending and the suggestion!

      August 8, 2013

  • Jerzy W.

    Interesting topics, and I learned new things from both speakers, though it'd be nice to have more-focused talks -- there was a lot to absorb!

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • John Phillip H.

      I agree Jerzy. It is always nice to see these things presented to get the blood pumping before jumping into something new (I am now motivated to migrate one of my social networks into d3). As far as scope and amount to absorb, we may want to take a poll of experience level on certain topics. I can easily see your talk being broken out into several smaller hour long presentations.

      August 8, 2013

    • Patrick M. D.

      Thanks for the suggestion! Hopefully the talks at least sparked an interest in both R and D3. About 99% of what I know about both came from trial and error (a lot of error). Let me know if you have any further questions.

      August 8, 2013

  • Patrick M. D.

    First off, thank you to Rhiannon for presenting last night! Also, thank you for those who were able to come to the meetup last night! If you were not able to come to the meetup or wanted a little more detail about the examples I used. I put together this Google doc explaining again the examples plus with more documentation in the code itself. Also, I answered Franklin's question from last night (which I was unable to do on the fly).
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xDt0JpdZMRM5DZY4xsS2CjsaBE43jdVZMxCEKzrhU2A/edit?usp=sharing

    If you have any suggestions for me, please don't hesitate to email me at: [masked]

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Ajay K.

      Thanks, Patrick. Much appreciated!

      August 8, 2013

  • Ajay K.

    Agh! Putting out a fire at work.

    August 7, 2013

  • Roger D.

    Looks like it's full! Have fun, you guys. I'm using shiny partly to hide messy S4 stuff. I haven't used d3 yet, but have used some shiny tag manipulation to do something slightly fancy and interactive with a table. My friends around here adore d3.

    August 7, 2013

  • Rachel S.

    Looks like I'm going to have to sit out tonight- I'm a fair bit tired from everything I've got going on at the moment. Hope you all have a fun time tonight and I look forward to the next meeting :)

    August 7, 2013

    • Patrick M. D.

      Sorry you can't make it! But I can definitely understand needing a break every now and then :)

      1 · August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heavy traffic.

    August 7, 2013

  • Franklin C.

    I plan to get a personal visualization project started and hope to have something for next week to get some feedback on!

    July 31, 2013

    • Patrick M. D.

      Great! Look forward to seeing it.

      August 1, 2013

    • Franklin C.

      I ended up not having time to work on my project :-(. But I'm coming to the meeting.

      August 7, 2013

  • Rhiannon W.

    I guess since I offered to give a talk, I will confirm :)

    August 1, 2013

    • Patrick M. D.

      No fair adding cool to your presentation, now I have to go back and add a little more cool to mine. Maybe a little old school 90s "radical" or "bodacious." By the way, did you get a chance to check out Shiny since the last R meetup? I'm trying to get Shiny and D3 to play nicely with each, might be an interesting middle group between R and D3.

      August 6, 2013

    • Rhiannon W.

      I didn't look at shiny yet, though I have installed the package with no problems.

      August 6, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Sounds like great event, but unfortunately I have a conflict that evening. Looking forward to the next one, though.

    August 2, 2013

    • Patrick M. D.

      Sorry you can't make it, but I am trying to pull another meetup together for the end of August. Enjoyed the R meetup, I think it might be nice to have the R and Visualization group to have a joint meetup at some point.

      August 6, 2013

  • dave c.

    Hopefully the car problems will be rectified. Looking forward to learning how to put my datasets on the web with d3.

    August 1, 2013

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