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R useR meetup: Text analytics using R

  • Mar 14, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Dear useRs!

Welcome to the fourth R useR group MeetUp in the larger Stockholm area.

The next session will be on Text analytics and R.

If you want to talk about something (possibly at least remotely related to text analytics), like a project you're working on, a library/framework/tool or something else - contact the event hosts and we'll add it to the agenda.

There are no experience requirements whatsoever, so don't hesitate to attend even if you're just curious about R.

Proposed agenda

18:00 - 18:30: Mingle and "fika" at cost price (20 SEK).

18:30 - 20:30: Intro + Talks + Breaks

  • Text analytics and R by Marina Santini

  • Wordclouds from Twitter with R by Måns Magnusson

  • An example of text analytics in R by Joakim Lundborg

20:30 - : After-meetup-beer at Tjoget/Linje tio (

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  • Lukasz H.

    Given the hosting locale, were you thinking about a seminar on R in financial engineering? David Ruppert's Springer monograph seems a good starting point, but it would be interesting to hear from practitioners! kind regards, Lukasz

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • Love H.

      Hi Lukasz,
      That's a really interesting idea!

      This would be a great topic of the first meetup in the fall of 2013 - I would suggest not to arrange it earlier (i.e. this May) since it would probably take a bit more preparations than our usual meetups. What do you think? Would you be interested in holding a short introductory talk on Ruppert's monograph?


      March 13, 2013

    • Amirhossein H.

      I really appreciate to see a workshop or seminar about R in finance or financial engineering too

      April 22, 2013

  • Nanda D.

    I had trouble with Swedish characters, even when my setlocale was right, but only if I was sourcing a file. I corrected it using source("MyScript.r",local=TRUE,encoding="native.enc")

    March 18, 2013

  • Sida J.

    Thanks Serdar & Maria!
    system("defaults write org.R-project.R force.LANG sv_SE.UTF-8")
    works for RStudio, although don't know why Sys.setlocale doesn't work. One can choose between UTF-8 and Windows 1252 in the place that Maria suggested.

    March 18, 2013

  • Maria G.

    Try to change the encoding in Rstudio. You can change the encoding in Options-General. If there is a problem with a single script you can try file - Re-open with encoding. Good luck!

    March 18, 2013

  • Serdar A.

    I dont use RStudio but Sys.setlocale("LC_CTYPE", "sv_SE") works for me when I produce graphs


    March 18, 2013

  • Sida J.

    Anyone got idea how to enable åäö in RStudio coding?
    My sys.getlocale() shows correct Swedish settings:
    Try to append LANGUAGE=se in shortcut - properties - target, but not validdated!

    March 18, 2013

  • Måns M.

    Thank you everybody for the nice presentations!

    Here you can find the R code for the Twitter Wordcoud presentations.

    I still have the problem with downloading more than 100 tweets at a time, som if you have any solutions, please let me know or update the code at GitHub!


    March 18, 2013

    • Ola C.

      Thanks Måns. Will try it now :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Marina S.

    Thanks everybody for the inspiring discussion!

    My slides are on the web:

    A very joyful weekend to all!

    2 · March 15, 2013

  • Sida J.

    Interesting theme + amazing guests!

    2 · March 15, 2013

  • Joakim L.

    Thanks for a nice event! Here are the slides and code from my presentation:

    5 · March 15, 2013

  • Ola C.

    Thanks for hosting a great event. Look forward to the next one.

    Take care,


    2 · March 15, 2013

  • Love H.

    Hi guys,

    thank you all for coming! A special thank you to tonight's excellent speakers.

    As announced, the talks that were held have now been uploaded via Bambuser. You can find the links to the video clips here:

    Looking forward to seeing you all at the next session (which will also - hopefully - be livecast via Bambuser for those of you who won't be able to make it)!


    2 · March 14, 2013

  • Ralf E.

    Double-booked. :((

    March 11, 2013

  • Lei D.

    glad to find R people here in sthlm. thanks for the organization.

    March 4, 2013

  • Sida J.

    2 questions: any register requirement? Intro is in Swedish or English?
    Many thks.

    February 7, 2013

    • Måns M.

      Intro will be in english.

      February 7, 2013

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