R is an open-source programming language for reading, transforming, analyzing and visualizing data. Come join us tonight to talk about the differences between R and Python and getting started with data science with R. We’ll cover installing RStudio, basic loops and data structures, and how to use R for data manipulation, data cleaning, and data visualization. We will also introduce statistics / Machine Learning using R.
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Blake Barr is a Data Scientist at Insurify in Cambridge, MA. At Insurify, he works on data modeling, data visualization, business analytics, and ETL. Outside of work, he enjoys soccer, reading, and biking.
- Some knowledge of basic descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, range) and visualizations (bar graph and line graph) is recommended. Need a refresher? Watch this short video on basic statistics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_GBJhu65as).
- No prior knowledge of R is required.
- Your laptop (Mac, Windows, Linux) and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.
- An updated browser to access RStudio Cloud, a web version of R and RStudio. Please create a free account here (https://rstudio.cloud/).
- To use R and RStudio locally on your computer, please install the latest release of R (version 3.5.0) and RStudio Desktop. Follow this step-by-step tutorial on how to install R and RStudio (https://tutorials.shinyapps.io/00-setup/#section-welcome). Since RStudio Cloud is a beta version, I recommend that you have a local installation as well.
While this event is free of charge, Inclusive Tech Lab encourages online donations at each of our events to a featured Boston area non-profit. Please do *not* bring physical checks or cash to donate at the event.
During this event, we'll be encouraging donations to Resilient Coders, a nonprofit coding bootcamp that trains people of color from low income communities for high-growth careers as software engineers. You can read about them here: http://www.resilientcoders.org/. If you can't make our event and would still like to donate to Resilient Coders, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.me/resilientcoders . (No cash donations, please.)
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