Past Meetup

Analyzing US Census Data with R

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In this tutorial Ari Lamstein (blog (, twitter ( will explain how to use R to explore the demographics of US States, Counties and ZIP Codes. Each person will analyze their home state, county and ZIP code. There will be an emphasis on sharing results with each other. We will use boxplots and choroplethr ( maps to visualize the data.

Time permitting we will also explore historic demographic data, learn more about the data itself, and how to use the Census Bureau’s API.


6:00pm - 6:30pm: Networking

6:30pm: Setting up (install R packages, etc)

6:45pm: Tutorial starts

8:30pm: Wrap up

Pizza will be provided by Sharethrough (