Take a Sad Plot & Make It Better

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Hi everyone! Here is the second of our September events!

For our second event this month, we welcome Alison Hill, who will give a seminar about plots and how to improve them.

In this talk, Alison will talk about one plot’s life cycle, from a sad Powerpoint slide to an Excel chart and finally to the finished product made with the ggplot2 package in R. Along the way, she will discuss why each version of the plot fails in different ways and how each iteration improved on the last one.

Alison is a data scientist & professional educator at RStudio, where she works to help people learn and use programming to do better work in less time, with less friction, and (perhaps) more joy. She loves working with data scientists across the spectrum- from beginners to advanced users- and particularly enjoy using software tools to create educational materials that enlighten and engage learners. Topics Alison teaches range from literate programming to machine learning. Her teaching materials have been used by NASA, Pew Research Center, University of Oregon, and now RStudio.

This event will be hosted by our fantastic sponsor Nous. Pizza and drinks will be supplied for the evening. Arrive any time from 6.15 pm for a 6.30 pm start.

See you all there!

R-Ladies Melbourne