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"R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics" - The R Project

This group is designed for novice to expert R users to share tips, ideas, and experiences. Meetings will be designed to learn and challenge. A typical meetup will consist of brief socializing and a presentation. Added entertainment may consist of members discussing uncommon (but effective) uses for R, fun applications they've created, various competitions, etc.

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Virtual R Café

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This is a chance to hang out with other R coders for a bit. It will be informal with no set topic. Bring something to work on and feel free to share or ask questions if want.

Matt Dupree: An Intro to Metaprogramming in R

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Guest speaker Matt Dupree will present at our September meetup.

Metaprogramming is a generally useful tool to solve certain kinds of programming and data analysis problems. This talk will cover some important applications of metaprogramming to dplyr and highlight how R's metaprogramming makes working with tibbles and dplyr more ergonomic than working with pandas data frames. We'll also get a high-level overview of the important APIs used for R metaprogramming and work through an example metaprogramming problem together.

Matt is a wannabe philosophy professor turned wannabe tech entrepreneur. He's spent most of his career writing mobile and web software and most recently, he worked as a data science engineer at Heap. Now he's working on data chimp, a tool to help data scientists analyze data faster.

Note: this talk will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

Virtual R Café

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This is a chance to hang out with other R coders for a bit. It will be informal with no set topic. Bring something to work on and feel free to share or ask questions if want.

Meghan Harris: Data validation with pointblank

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Guest speaker Meghan Harris will present at our October meetup.

Data validation is a very important component that should not be ignored when working in data analytics or data science. While there are many ways to perform data validation in R, this talk will explore Rich Iannone and Mauricio Vargas' pointblank package for this purpose. This talk will provide information on what data validation is, why it's important, and how R users can begin using the pointblank package to validate their own data in R. Participants can read more about the pointblank package here (https://rich-iannone.github.io/pointblank/)

Meghan Harris is a self-taught R user that is currently a Data Scientist at the PCCTC at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Meghan’s work allows her to work with data, create custom reports and dashboards, and various solutions using the R programming language daily. Meghan is an advocate for using open-source software when appropriate to encourage the development of programming skills, increased analysis/evaluation autonomy for agencies, and data literacy. In Meghan’s spare time, Meghan creates generative art in the R.

Note: this talk will be recorded and posted on our YouTube channel.

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