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:

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.


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:
(Optional) download R Studio:

To install ggplot, type the following into the R console and press ENTER after each line: