The power of pixels: Using R to explore and exploit features of images


Kia ora koutou

Anna Fergusson, one of our R-ladies Auckland co-organisers, will be the speaker at this meetup. We'll explore a range of techniques and R packages for working with images, all at an introductory level.

Time: 6:00 arrival for a 6:30pm start.

What to bring: Laptops with R installed, arrive early if you are a beginner and would like help with your R install.

Abstract: In this workshop, we'll learn how to read and manipulate image data in R, and then use this data to do a whole bunch of cool things like creating personalised animated GIFs, classifying and clustering images, and answering super important questions like "Do ducks quack to the left or right?"

Bio: Anna Fergusson is obsessed with teaching, in particular with developing ways to introduce people to learning statistics and data science (specifically programming) that are inclusive, engaging, accessible, effective and fun! She currently teaches statistics at the University of Auckland and is also completing a PhD with a focus on integrating data science within high school statistics in NZ. Anna also runs a blog for statistics teachers ( and is trying to get better at using Twitter (@annafergussonnz).

As with all our meetups all levels of R welcome, from beginners to regular users. Our meetups are about sharing knowledge and inspiring others.

Please read the code of conduct before attending this meetup.