This is planned to be the first in a series of R meetings organized by a few R enthusiasts at USC who want to revitalize the LA R meetup/create an LA East chapter, so I (Szilard) am highly recommending all of you to consider:
Talk 1: LA East R Users Kick-Off Meeting!
Speaker: Emil Hvitfeldt
For the first meeting, we’ll welcome members, lay out plans for the group, and talk about how you can contribute!
Talk 2: ggplotline: Telling a Story with Themes, Labels, and Layout
Speaker: Malcolm Barrett
ggplot2 allows for beautiful out-of-the-box data visualizations. The defaults are thoughtful and work well in a lot of situations, but they will never know the story that you want to tell with your plot. I’ll talk about a few ways to use ggplot2 and extension packages to guide your story. Using a case study, I’ll cover some built-in tools to use color, themes, and direct labeling to highlight important parts of your plot. I’ll then talk about two packages, ggrepel and gghighlight, that make it easy to add labels and colors in a way that focuses the reader's attention. Finally, I’ll talk about arranging and annotating plots with some tools in ggplot2, cowplot, and patchwork to develop your narrative.
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