What we're about

Mission

R-Ladies is a worldwide organization whose mission is to promote gender diversity in the open-source R community.

Who we are/What we do:

R-Ladies East Lansing is a local chapter of R-Ladies Global. We meet to discuss, learn, teach, present, work on all things R! 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. The group 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.

Who could join?

R-Ladies East Lansing welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you are 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!

Anyone and everyone interested in R/Data Science should join our group and participate/contribute in any way you can, be they learners, teachers, developers or innovators! We encourage women and minority genders to present/lead most sessions, conversations but we have no restrictions whatsoever when it comes to membership, participation, and discussions. So, please join us and bring your R-family & R-friends!

How to be in touch:

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! Here are some useful links:

Social

• Meetup (here): https://www.meetup.com/rladies-east-lansing/

• Twitter: @RLadiesELansing (http://twitter.com/RLadiesELansing) @RLadiesGlobal (http://twitter.com/RLadiesGlobal)

• Slack: https://rladies-eastlansing.slack.com (https://rladies-eastlansing.slack.com/)

• E-mail: eastlansing [at] rladies [dot] org; info [at] rladies [dot] org

• Organizers: Janani Ravi and Camille Archer

R-Ladies Global

• Website: https://www.rladies.org (https://www.rladies.org/)

• Github: https://github.com/rladies

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Free. As a founding principle, there is no cost or charge to participate in any of our R-Ladies communities around the world.

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Please read our Code of Conduct: https://rladies.org/code-of-conduct/

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

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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 East Lansing 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)

RStats Workshop Series: Part I

Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building

WHO is this for? - If you are new to R & are short-budgeted on time! - If you'd like to start working with data in R w/o learning all the programming details first!! - If you have a neat data set you'd like to explore w/ basic statistics! - If you are getting started with base R and want to learn more #rstats! * If any of this is true, this workshop might be for you! * Come EARLY (545p) for set-up, questions reg. tidyverse WHAT are we planning? *RStats Workshop: Part I* - getting started with R - exploratory statistics: measures of central tendency & variability, correlations, multi-variate stats - visualizing statistical analyses: histograms, boxplots/violin plots, scatterplots, bar graphs, saving plots - Excel/SAS/SPSS vs R? - Parts II, III of 'Learning Statistics with R' by Dani Navarro (https://learningstatisticswithr.com/book). - Statistical exploration of the gapminder dataset w/ R *RStats Workshop: Coming up next* - Probability Distributions & skew, kurtosis - Inferential Statistics: hypothesis testing, p-value, confidence intervals - Handling Missing data: imputation - Parametric (e.g., ANOVA) & Non-parametric statistical tests - Principal Component Analysis (PCA) using ggbiplot AGENDA 6:00–6:15 Meet & Greet | 🍕| Set-up 6:15–6:25 Who we are | Announcements | What's next 6:25–7:25 Workshop: Intro to Statistics w/ R 7:25–7:30 Any more Qs? How to reach us to continue this conversation! *SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS (before the workshop)* 1. please bring your laptop w/ 2. pre-installed R & RStudio (https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/) OR use RStudio Cloud (https://rstudio.cloud) 3. Install packages: tidyverse, gapminder * Having trouble with installation & set-up? Ping us on Slack! Or come 15min early. *Useful Resources* 1. Past workshop and meetup materials from 2018: http://bit.ly/rlel-meetup-presentations-gd & http://bit.ly/rlel-meetup-presentations-gh 2. Relevant R (incl. tidyverse & ggplot2) & Slack cheatsheets: http://bit.ly/rlel-gdrive-cheatsheets 3. Learning Statistics with R by Danielle Navarro (https://learningstatisticswithr.com/book/) 4. Hands-On Programming with R by G Grolemund (https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/) & R for Data Science by H Wickham & G Grolemund (https://r4ds.had.co.nz/) * Start the discussion on Slack: https://rladies-eastlansing.slack.com OR http://bit.ly/rlel-slack-signup (if you are a new member) #workshop-rstats channel ** Questions reg. Slack/Workshop? Email us: [masked] 💰Sponsor: ??? Special credit: Dani Navarro, R-Ladies Sydney!

RStats Workshop Series: Part II

Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building

WHO is this for? - If you are new to R & are short-budgeted on time! - If you'd like to start working with data in R w/o learning all the programming details first!! - If you have a neat data set you'd like to explore w/ basic statistics! - If you are getting started with base R and want to learn more #rstats! * If any of this is true, this workshop might be for you! * Come EARLY (545p) for help with set-up, questions reg. tidyverse. WHAT are we planning? *RStats Workshop: Part II* - Probability distributions, skew & kurtosis, basic transformations - Inferential Statistics: hypothesis testing, p-value, confidence intervals - Handling missing & duplicate data - Basic Parametric (e.g., ANOVA) & Non-parametric statistical tests - Excel/SAS/SPSS vs R? - Parts IV, V of 'Learning Statistics with R' by Dani Navarro (https://learningstatisticswithr.com/book). - Statistical exploration of the gapminder dataset w/ R * For 'RStats Workshop: Part I' material, check out the material on Google Drive (http://bit.ly/rlel-meetup-presentations-gd), GitHub (http://bit.ly/rlel-meetup-presentations-gh) or our Slack channels (https://rladies-eastlansing.slack.com; #workshop-rstats #[masked]-rstats). AGENDA 6:00–6:15 Meet & Greet | 🍕| Set-up 6:15–6:25 Who we are | Announcements | What's next 6:25–7:25 Workshop: Intro to Statistics w/ R 7:25–7:30 Any more Qs? How to reach us to continue this conversation! *SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS* 1. please bring your laptop w/ 2. pre-installed R & RStudio (https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/) OR use RStudio Cloud (https://rstudio.cloud) 3. Install packages: tidyverse, gapminder, psych * Having trouble with installation & set-up? Ping us on Slack! Or come 15min early! *Useful Resources* 1. Past workshop and meetup materials from 2018: http://bit.ly/rlel-meetup-presentations-gd & http://bit.ly/rlel-meetup-presentations-gh 2. Relevant R (incl. tidyverse & ggplot2) & Slack cheatsheets: http://bit.ly/rlel-gdrive-cheatsheets 3. Learning Statistics with R by Danielle Navarro (https://learningstatisticswithr.com/book/) 4. Hands-On Programming with R by G Grolemund (https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/) & R for Data Science by H Wickham & G Grolemund (https://r4ds.had.co.nz/) * Start the discussion on Slack: https://rladies-eastlansing.slack.com OR http://bit.ly/rlel-slack-signup (if you are a new member) #workshop-rstats channel ** Questions reg. Slack/workshop? Email us: [masked] 💰Sponsor: ??? Special credit: Dani Navarro, R-Ladies Sydney!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

College of Engineering

R-Ladies East Lansing will have a booth with activities for middle school girls! Who: 4th-8th graders What: Attendees will get the opportunity to rotate through 5 different hands-on Engineering activities led by students, graduate students, and faculty. The format will be similar to an Open House. You get to pick what you want to see! Cost: FREE Hosted by MSU's Women in Engineering https://www.egr.msu.edu/wie/k-12/programs-outreach ################################################################## Interested in volunteering, pitching ideas, and/or setting up the booth? Please reach us out on Slack: #[masked]-girlday OR Email us: [masked] ################################################################## ** Interested in sponsoring one of our monthly meetups (~$70)? Please contact us at [masked] Thank you!

Past events (7)

2018 Holiday DataViz Challenge

Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building

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