What we're about

Australia's first R Programming community for women & supporters! A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Melbourne Inc. exists to promote gender diversity in the R community, both in the Australia and worldwide.

Find us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/RLadiesMelb), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RladiesMelbourne/) and Github (https://github.com/R-LadiesMelbourne) for more information on news, presentations and code!

The R community suffers from an underrepresentation of minority genders (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender) in every role and area of participation, whether as leaders, package developers, conference speakers, conference participants, educators, or users (see recent stats (http://forwards.github.io/data/)).

As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting minority gender R enthusiasts to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.

R-Ladies Melbourne welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling. Our community is designed to develop our members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing.

Please note that cis men are welcome to join our meetups. However, speakers and teachers at R-Ladies Melbourne events are of minority genders.

PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct: R-Ladies Melbourne is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experiences for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of R-Ladies Melbourne event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. R-Ladies Melbourne event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from future events hosted by R-Ladies Melbourne at the discretion of the organisers.

We also want to remind the R User Group Code of Conduct (https://wiki.r-consortium.org/view/R_Consortium_and_the_R_Community_Code_of_Conduct) to which all our members should comply.

PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings: Photographs and/or video/other media will be taken at events held by this community. By taking part in an R-Ladies Melbourne event you grant the community organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming/media, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity, fundraising or other purposes to help achieve the community’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be recorded in these media please inform a community organiser.

See you at our next meet-up.

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Building a new geom in ggplot2

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Hello Ladies! We are excited to host our first in person event this year at Eliiza. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Dr. Sayani Gupta is a statistician who recently completed her PhD from the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University on the visualisation and analysis of probability distributions of large temporal data. Her research interests are data visualisation, computational statistics, time series analysis, and forecasting. She is interested in connecting various business problems to different exploratory data analysis and statistical modeling opportunities, and almost always uses R to do that.

In this talk, Sayani will walk you through how to build new plotting symbols that are not implemented in ggplot2 yet. This enables users to customise and integrate new graphical elements with existing ggplot2 visualisations, resulting in a broad range of informative graphics. The idea is to illustrate it with a few examples, but mainly demonstrate it through the recently developed R package gghdr. The package provides a framework for visualising Highest Density Regions (HDR) using the ggplot2 graphics syntax. The method of summarizing a distribution using HDR is useful for plotting multimodal distributions, but unlike box plots, density plots, or violin plots, there is no way to draw HDRs in a ggplot2 framework. We will see how gghdr extends the functionality of ggplot2 by calling new stat_* and geom_* functions, where the stat_* functions are inherited from the R package hdrcde and the geom_* functions are built to produce the new plotting symbols.


Past Events

Data viz for mass audiences with Juliette O'Brien

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