New advancements to tidyr package: Good riddance Gather and Spread!

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1375 Perry St

1375 Perry St · Columbus, OH

How to find us

Keep walking on W 6th Ave towards Olentangy Trail and you'll see us waiting at the entrance to let you in! Directions and map also available here:

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We've had a lot of sessions on the very important steps of tidying data (what some call "denormalized" data in database land). Tidy data is essential for all things modeling and visualization. The tidyr package offers several functions for reproducible and fast tidying, but two of the main ones (gather and spread) were a bit tricky to use!

Join us as we walk through key updates to the tidyr package, namely the new pivot_longer and pivot_wider functions. These functions are designed to be far more user friendly and robust than their old counter parts.

Please come with a machine that can access Katie will share link to project prior to session.

Misc update: this meet up will be the first that puts us back on our intended schedule, of the second Thursday of every month.

As always pizza and soft drinks will be available courtesy of our great local supporter, the Columbus Collaboratory.

Parking: Park in any spot marked "Reserved for the Columbus Collaboratory". There should be more than enough available- all are free. If you find that these spots are filled - park anywhere in surrounding lots and Katie will give you a day pass for your dashboard. See pics below for directions.