Create great data visualisations with ggplot

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R-Ladies Dublin next meetup is kindly hosted by NewsWhip.

Join us for an evening of networking and super-interesting talks.

When & Where

Thursday, 21st February
NewsWhip - 47 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

The Agenda

6:30-7:00 Networking
7:00-7:15 John Flynn - Demo - Use R to analyse media coverage
7:15-8:30 Ilaria Torre - Create great data visualisations with ggplot (talk & hands-on programming)

The Speakers

Ilaria Torre - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin

Ilaria's research is focused on trust in Human-Machine Interaction. Ilaria has a PhD from the University of Plymouth, during which she learned R and used it on a daily basis to run statistical analyses, create plots, and even write her dissertation. You can find out more about Ilaria's research here: http://edge-research.eu/fellows/ilaria-torre/

In her talk Ilaria will go through the main concepts behind ggplot and will show us how to create some cool plots. This talk is suitable for beginners of both R and ggplot, but there will be plenty of handy tricks for more advanced users.

John Flynn - Insights Analyst at NewsWhip

John will demo how he uses R in a production environment to analyse media coverage of candidates for the 2020 American presidential election.

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If you want to follow along Ilaria's talk on your laptop, it would be good if you had the latest version of R and ggplot already installed. Ilaria will be using the R Studio interface, but it's optional.

Download R: https://cran.r-project.org/
(Optional) download R Studio: https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

To install ggplot, type the following into the R console and press ENTER after each line:
install.packages("ggplot2")
library(ggplot2)