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We are excited to announce the next book in our R-Ladies Book Club will be Fundamentals of Data Visualization: A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures by Claus Wilke! We're also excited to announce that Claus will be doing a companion talk, "Practical ggplot2", as a follow-up in June! This talk will be focused on getting into the code and the "how" of building some of the figures in the book. RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-austin/events/260426142/ Topics covered in this book are: * Explore the basic concepts of color as a tool to highlight, distinguish, or represent a value * Understand the importance of redundant coding to ensure you provide key information in multiple ways * Use the book’s visualizations directory, a graphical guide to commonly used types of data visualizations * Get extensive examples of good and bad figures * Learn how to use figures in a document or report and how employ them effectively to tell a compelling story Note that this book is not specific to any single language (and doesn't deep-dive the code used to generate the figures). If you're interested in learning more about how to create the figures using ggplot2 and R, please check out Claus's follow-up talk: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-austin/events/260426142/ Please join us for a discussion over a beer or coffee/tea! FINDING THIS BOOK This book is available free online at https://serialmentor.com/dataviz/. A hard copy of this book will be released on April 15th -- here's a link to order the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Data-Visualization-Informative-Compelling/dp/1492031089.
We're very happy to be hosting an evening with Claus Wilke, Professor and Department Chair of Integrative Biology at UT Austin, and author of the recently released Fundamentals of Data Visualization book (https://serialmentor.com/dataviz/). COMPANION MEETUP: BOOK DISCUSSION This talk is a follow-up to our book club meetup, where we'll be discussing Claus's new book, Fundamentals of Data Visualization. You can RSVP for that book discussion here: https://www.meetup.com/rladies-austin/events/260447257/. Note that the book is code/language agnostic and will make for a great intro to all of the plots and concepts that Claus will cover in his talk. DESCRIPTION The R package ggplot2 provides a powerful and flexible approach to data visualization, and it is suitable both for rapid exploration of different visualization approaches and for producing carefully crafted publication-quality figures. However, getting ggplot2 to make figures that look exactly the way you want them to can sometimes be challenging, and beginners and experts alike can get confused by themes, scales, coords, guides, or facets. We will discuss best practices for getting the most out of ggplot2, including how to choose and customize scales, how to theme plots, and when and how to use extension packages. LOCATION Dell Medical School Health Learning Building Main Auditorium Room[masked] Red River Street Austin TX, 78712 PARKING Parking in the closest parking lot 108 is restricted to those with UT Austin parking permits. Metered parking is available nearby on Red River Street and Trinity Street. Paid parking is also available in the Health Center Garage at the corner of 15th Street and Trinity. SCHEDULE 6:30 - 7pm -- Food and networking 7 - 8:30pm -- Claus's talk 8:30 - 9pm -- Questions, wrap-up, and close