# What's in a date?
Dates are significant and if you're working with data, or planning on any time in the future, you will come across dates and times at some point!
Date-time data can be frustrating to work with in R. Lubridate is a really nifty package, part of the tidyverse, that makes it easier to do the things R does with date-times and possible to do the things R does not.
# What will we cover?
I'll briefly show some of the work I've done using lubridate and also creating heatmaps for various visualisations, from user behaviour to business intelligence to monitoring curriculum progression.
We will go through an introductory tutorial to look at some of the main features of lubridate and working with dates and times (with a focus on a significant date this Women's month :) )
Then, if there's time, a short case study on importing, cleaning and visualising some data to create a heatmap of running activities.
# To prepare and bring with
- If you have a laptop, please bring with, otherwise not to worry - we can pair up or go through on screen.
- Install lubridate beforehand, otherwise we will do it in the session.
- If you're new to R, please do come! We can set you up at the session.