What we're about

R-Ladies Dallas 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 non-profit, civil society community is designed to develop our members' R skills & knowledge through social, collaborative learning & sharing. Supporting minority identity access to STEM skills & careers, the Free Software Movement, and contributing to the global R community!

A local chapter of R-Ladies Global, R-Ladies Dallas exists to promote gender diversity in the R community worldwide. We are pro-actively inclusive of queer, trans, and all minority identities, with additional sensitivity to intersectional identities. Our priority is to provide a safe community space for anyone identifying as a minority gender who is interested in and/or working with R. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.

We are part of Global R-Ladies group. Here are some links! You can access our presentations, R scripts and more on our Github account and follow us on twitter to stay up to date about R-Ladies news!

Website: https://www.rladies.org

Twitter: @RLadiesGlobal ( https://twitter.com/RLadiesGlobal )

GitHub: http://github.com/rladies

PS Community Policies & Code of Conduct:

The leadership, mentoring & teaching roles within this Community are held exclusively by minority genders (majority gender speakers may be allowed/invited as one-off guests in exceptional circumstances at the leadership team's discretion). Anyone involved with R-Ladies Dallas is expected to fully respect each other, the mandate of this community, and the goodwill on which R-Ladies is founded, or face expulsion/a penalty of any form, at the discretion of the leadership team.

Full community guidelines are found here: https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki

PPS Photos, Films and all other media/recordings:

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 Dallas event you grant the community organizers 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 organizer.

Upcoming events (3)

"Latent Profile Analyses using tidyLPA" with Danica Slavish

For the June 1st edition of our R-Ladies Dallas webinar series, we are excited to welcome Dr. Danica Slavish as our guest speaker. Dr. Slavish will introduce the topic of Latent Profile Analyses using the tidyLPA framework.

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Session title: Latent Profile Analyses using tidyLPA
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Abstract: Do adolescents who try alcohol before age 15 have worse health in adulthood than those who try alcohol later in life? Are there different subtypes of COVID-19 symptoms? How do these subtypes predict hospitalization risk? What types of advertisements most strongly predict if someone buys a product?

All these questions can be answered using the statistical technique, latent profile analysis (LPA). LPA is a powerful statistical tool to identify hidden clusters in your data based on a set of variables. LPA is superior to other data reduction techniques like k-means clustering in that it generates probabilities of group membership. In this talk, a brief introduction to LPA using the R package tidyLPA will be covered. Using sample data on daily sleep patterns of nurses, we will walk through an example using the current gold standard 3-step approach: 1) estimate class membership, 2) extract class probabilities, 3) examine predictors of class membership. Best practices and advantages and disadvantages of LPA will be discussed.

Bio: Dr. Danica Slavish is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. Danica’s research focuses on how sleep problems and stressful life experiences interact to predict health outcomes across time. Her research team uses a variety of statistical techniques for analyzing longitudinal data in R, including multilevel modeling, time-varying effect modeling, network analyses, and Bayesian analyses. Danica currently teaches courses in health psychology, advanced statistics, and research methods. Before joining UNT, Danica completed her Ph.D. in biobehavioral health at Penn State, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Beloit College, in Beloit, WI.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/danicaslavish

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You are encouraged to click the link below to keep up with the group project and to join the Slack community. Slack is a messaging platform where we will share open job opportunities, free or low-cost online training materials, and R-Ladies group projects that will help you practice your R programming skills and develop a portfolio that could be used to showcase your skills to hiring managers.

Slack sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJhvSg-YrNYOrmju1yrXvYhFM7xMey1WpDq1NSGIp6x41VaA/viewform

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We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Janani Ravi

Online event

For the June 15th edition of our R-Ladies Dallas webinar series, we are excited to welcome Dr. Janani Ravi as our guest speaker. Dr. Ravi will introduce the topic of TBD.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/janani137

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You are encouraged to click the link below to keep up with the group project and to join the Slack community. Slack is a messaging platform where we will share open job opportunities, free or low-cost online training materials, and R-Ladies group projects that will help you practice your R programming skills and develop a portfolio that could be used to showcase your skills to hiring managers.

Slack sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJhvSg-YrNYOrmju1yrXvYhFM7xMey1WpDq1NSGIp6x41VaA/viewform

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We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct.

Guest Speaker: Pratheepa Jega

Online event

For the July 12 edition of our R-Ladies Dallas webinar series, we are excited to welcome Pratheepa Jega as our guest speaker. Pratheepa will introduce the topic of TBD.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/PratheepaJ

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You are encouraged to click the link below to keep up with the group project and to join the Slack community. Slack is a messaging platform where we will share open job opportunities, free or low-cost online training materials, and R-Ladies group projects that will help you practice your R programming skills and develop a portfolio that could be used to showcase your skills to hiring managers.

Slack sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJhvSg-YrNYOrmju1yrXvYhFM7xMey1WpDq1NSGIp6x41VaA/viewform

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We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!): https://github.com/rladies/starter-kit/wiki/Code-of-Conduct.

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