R in the New York Times Graphics Department

  • February 16, 2011 · 7:30 PM

While the New York Times introduced the general public to R way back in 2009 with its feature article on the language, the newspaper has been using R for many years to produce data analysis and statistical graphics.

This month we are extremely lucky to be hosting Amanda Cox from the New York Times' Graphics Department. Amanda will present how R is used in the news cycle at the The New York Times to crunch data and prepare graphics before they go to print or online. She will also discuss some of the problems facing the New York Times ongoing basis, including how to represent uncertainty in an accessible way, and how to move beyond "Here is some data:" toward something closer to inference."

Note: the meetup starts slightly later then normal, at 7:30pm. We will have pizza and networking starting at 6:45pm, and Amanda will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

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  • Drew C.

    The videos for this talk have been posted.

    Part 1: http://vimeo.com/21020824
    Part 2: http://vimeo.com/20832970

    March 14, 2011

  • John Peter S.

    Good. Ms. Cox presented really interesting examples.

    February 17, 2011

  • @aaronchall

    Quite excellent!

    February 17, 2011

  • Maxwell S.

    Inspiring talk. Made me remember that there's more to data science than shuffling around big data.

    February 17, 2011

  • Bill A.

    Amanda Cox of the NYT Graphics department is unpretentiously brilliant

    February 17, 2011

  • Kirk M.

    It was like well, um , you know, totally awesome!!! There is nothing better than listening to someone who loves what they do. Thank you Amanda for showing us an unfiltered view of R use at NYT Graphics Dept.

    February 17, 2011

  • Drew C.

    A great tour of how the New York Times uses R to sketch out data viz ideas. Thanks Amanda!

    February 17, 2011

  • mike d.

    Inspirational!

    February 17, 2011

  • Roman K.

    informative and entertaining, thanks Amanda!

    February 17, 2011

  • Phil S.

    Thanks to Amanda for a great talk.

    February 17, 2011

  • Nick S.

    @Tim yeah it's friggin sweet - I love meetup!

    January 13, 2011

  • Tim

    The link "Export to a calendar," just below the title of the meetup, does that and more.

    January 11, 2011

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    A former member

    I'd love to have button somewhere that says "add to google calendar".

    January 11, 2011

  • Frank J.

    I'll be out of town for this meetup, but it seems really interesting. Any chance it will get recorded?

    January 11, 2011

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