- Deep Learning in R
!!! PLEASE NOTE -- CHANGE OF DATE -- Thursday, March 21st !!! I look forward to seeing you at the next MeetUp. We will dive into deep learning for the first time! Our presenter, Anjali Karimpil, is passionate about machine learning and I am very grateful that she kindly offered to share her knowledge and experience with us. Agenda 6:30-7:00 Networking 7:00-7:15 Welcome & set-up (you'll have time to set up your laptop) 7:15-9:00 Deep Learning in R, Anjali Karimpil Anjali is an Analytics professional with 6 years experience, and currently works at KPMG in Risk Consulting. She also loves all things food, books, and running. You can follow her on Twitter @anjalisebastian. Anjali's presentation will be divided into two parts. In the first part she will give an overview of Deep Learning, its applications and neural networks. In the second part, you will get a first-hand experience of building a neural network using R. Basic stats knowledge is assumed of the audience. This MeetUp will be hands-on and workshop-style. Bring your laptops if you want to build your first machine learning model in R. Venue Intercom Stephen Court 18-21 St. Stephen's Green Dublin 2 Huge thanks to Intercom for hosting our Meetup <3
- Create great data visualisations with ggplot
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. --- 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)
- R-Ladies Dublin December meetup
R-Ladies Dublin next meetup is kindly hosted by Aon's Centre for Innovation and Analytics. Join us for an evening of networking and two exciting talks. We will hear from Chiara Cotroneo on data visualisation with R and Marian Keane on R code efficiencies. When & Where Tuesday, 4th December Aon's Centre for Innovation and Analytics, Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1 The Agenda 6:00-6:30 Light refreshments & networking 6:30-7:15 Chiara Cotroneo, Replace Venn diagrams with UpSetR 7:15-8:00 Marian Keane, How to write efficient R code and reduce run times The Speakers & Talks Chiara Cotroneo, PhD Student, Computational Biology at University College Dublin Chiara is working on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of bacterial genomes. Chiara had previously worked at Instituto dei Tumori di Milano, one of the main Italian institutions for cancer research and therapy. She was in charge of interpreting genomic and clinical patient data. Chiara has been using R for data analysis since 2010. In recent years she has mainly focused on R as a tool to produce beautiful (and informative!) data visualisations. Replace Venn diagrams with UpSetR One of the common issues in data analysis is to efficiently represent overlap between various classes of objects. The most widespread tool for the task, Venn diagrams, often have poor informative value or are hard to interpret. In this talk, Chiara will introduce UpSetR, originally developed for the analysis of genomic datasets, that provides a great alternative to Venn diagrams. Marian Keane, Senior Consultant Analyst at Presidion, Version 1 Company Marian works with public and commercial organisations to leverage the power of data in order to realise business goals. Marian had previously worked as an independent consultant, data scientist, and actuary. How to write efficient R code and reduce run times In this talk, Marian will look at techniques to make R code more efficient and reduce run times. We will try out different algorithms on the same data set to see the difference in run times. Bring your laptop if you want to try out yourself what the speakers will talk about.
- Diversity in Data R workshop
In cooperation with other tech meetup groups from Dublin we are organising an R workshop. R Beginners workshop will be brought to you by Dr Isabella Gollini. RSVP and more details: https://ti.to/coding-grace/diversity-in-data-workshop-2018/en Tickets cost 10 euro and there’s a limit of 25 attendees
- How to create choropleth maps in R
Our next meetup will be on Tuesday 19th June. It would be great if you could join us. The plan for the evening: 18:00-18:30 Refreshments & networking 18:30-18:45 Intro and shout outs 18:45-20:00 Presentation/workshop - How to create choropleth maps in R - Jillian Delaney (feel free to bring your laptops to reproduce Jillian's code) 20:00-20:15 Q&A and wrap up Our guest speaker Jillian Delaney will explain what choropleth maps are, when to use them and how to create them in R. She is currently working on a project on tourism in Ireland where choropleth maps have proved invaluable. They are a very efficient data visualisation technique. Here are some examples: https://www.r-graph-gallery.com/chloropleth-map/ (don't mind the typo in the link! it is c-h-o-r-o-p-l-e-t-h :) Jillian is a statistician in the Methodology Division of the Central Statistics Office. Prior to that she was a programmer. Jillian studied Mathematics and Philosophy at University College Cork. She has a master's degree in Official Statistics from the University of Southampton and currently is undertaking a part time PhD in Social Statistics. Her research topic is small area estimation methods that are a powerful way to bridge gaps in data. Jillian works with tools such as R, SAS, SPSS and previously Python. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling in Ireland and abroad, yoga, meditation, theatre and music, including playing the Irish harp. Big thanks to ACIA for hosting and sponsoring the meetup!
- How to do Sentiment Analysis in R?
We will manage RSVP to the May meetup via eventbrite. The number of tickets is limited to 20, so please update us if you can no longer attend so others could take part in the event. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/r-ladies-dublin-may-meet-up-tickets-45629041692 R-Ladies Dublin May Meet-up is in partnership with Quantcast Women Network. Join us for an evening of networking and presentations on analysis with R. We will have two guest speakers: Meabh Stranney will share how she uses R in her role of Senior Data Analyst at Quantcast. Anna Szabelska will demystify sentiment analysis in R. Anna will share a couple of exaples where sentiment analysis can be used. She will also demo how to prepare the textual data, how to read it into R and how to cleanse it, what R packages and dictionaries to use. Lastly she will explain how to best visualise the results and interpret them. Anna is in the last year of her PhD in Cognitive Science. She is also a method consultant in the Psychological Science Accelerator, youth STEM ambassador, an instructor for Code First: Girls, and Code Club Holywood. Schedule 18:00-18:30 Networking and light refreshments 18:30-19:45 Presentations 19:45-20:00 Q&A and wrap up
- Reproduce your analysis with R Markdown
Join us at Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal next Tuesday: 18:00-18:30 tea & coffee, networking 18:30-19:30 Presentation/workshop R Markdown https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/ 19:30-20:00 Q&A and wrap up We will have a guest speaker, Dr Ilaria Torre, who is a researcher in Human-Machine Interaction. Her research focuses on machines that make us trust them and engage with them with our voices, accents, and facial expressions. Ilaria learnt R on her own during her PhD and wrote most of her thesis in R Markdown. And another cool thing is that her research experiment is currently being shown at the Science Gallery, check it out: https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/fake/?page=virtual-human You can find out more about Ilaria's research here: http://edge-research.eu/fellows/ilaria-torre/ Next week's slide deck will be available here: https://github.com/pistac/R-ladies_RMarkdown
- Learn to write packages in R
• What we'll do I am really excited about our next meetup and seeing you all again! Learn to write packages in R 6:30-7pm - networking and light refreshments 7pm-8:30 - presentation and workshop 8:30-9pm - Q&A, wrap-up We will have a guest speaker, Cormac Nolan, whose background is in software development, data analytics, and teaching. Big thanks to Tenable https://www.tenable.com/ for hosting our meetup. • What to bring It's fine if you just want to see the demo, but if you want to participate bring your laptop with the latest versions of R, RStudio installed. Run this command in the RStudio console: install.packages(c("devtools", "roxygen2", "testthat")). A github account would be a bonus for the more advanced students. • After you install the packages You’ll need a set of development tools. On Windows, download and install Rtools, and devtools takes care of the rest. On Mac, install the Xcode command line tools. On Linux, install the R development package, usually called r-devel or r-base-dev. • Tenable offices https://www.google.ie/maps/dir//53.3465938,-firstname.lastname@example.org,-6.2448102,20z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2?hl=en