August Meetup: Shiny and Text Mining

Hello useR members,

Please join us for our third meetup on Thursday, August 1st at 7 pm. The location will be Management Science Associates in East Liberty.

 

Making Your Toolbox Shine with Shiny

In this talk, Mikhail Popov will introduce the package Shiny for developing interactive web applications in R (http://www.rstudio.com/shiny/). The talk will cover the framework and many of the built-in elements through example applications, and will conclude with resources for learning more (e.g. installing Shiny Server on Amazon EC2).


A Coarse-Grained Exploratory Diachronic Analysis of a Corpus of Fidel Castro's Speeches and Interviews [masked])

Scott Malec will be demonstrating the R statistical language's capabilities for performing corpus linguistics, exploratory analysis of unstructured data, and text mining. The end result will be a diachronic analysis of Fidel Castro's speeches in the form of a short mpeg video stream (using ffmpeg or similar utility) with images of month by month analyses of the texts with annotations for critical events such as assassination attempts. He will demonstrate the entire process from the procurement of raw data, through cleaning/curation, transformation from unstructured to structured representation, to the visually interesting result/product/curiosity mentioned above.


Cheers,

Susan

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  • A former member
    A former member

    August 3, 2013

  • Patrick M. D.

    Very informative meetup! Looking forward to the next one.

    August 2, 2013

  • Mikhail P.

    Great!

    August 1, 2013

  • Nicholas H.

    Really wanted to make this meetup... working late. Great topics!

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Car developed brake problems Tuesday and is not fixed yet. No way to get to Pittsburgh.

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a Political Science Ph.D. student. I do lab experiments and econometrics. Totally new to R but plan on learning it in the next few years.

    August 1, 2013

  • Steve T.

    Probably not going to be able to make it on Thursday...family conflict came up.

    July 31, 2013

  • Mikhail P.

    If you wish to follow along during the Shiny talk and add your own comments/notes to the example applications' code, feel free to download the files ahead of time -- https://github.com/bearloga/useR-shiny-talk

    1 · July 30, 2013

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    July 23, 2013

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    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a data visualizer that needs to learn some programming.

    July 10, 2013

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