• Learn to Pivot with Little Miss Tidyverse

    UNSW Sydney

    Getting your data into R and in the right format is a big stumbling block for many beginner R users. You have probably entered your data in "wide" format, but to do analysis or use packages like ggplot, R wants your data in "long" format. You will learn how to read data into R and use the new `pivot_longer` and `pivot_wider` functions from the `tidyr` package. Little Miss Tidyverse will have you pivoting your data wide to long and back again in no time! This event is part of the ResBaz (https://research.unsw.edu.au/events/resbaz-2019) event running at UNSW on Sept 10-12th. ResBaz has asked RLadies Sydney to run an event for their attendees, but RLadies Sydney members should definitely come along!!

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  • Gold star reproducibility with Saras Windecker

    383 George St

    Research using R underpins a wide array of applied decision-making. Growing recognition of irreproducibility of results produced using R raises concerns about the credibility of research and the reliability of decisions they inform. Although there are many aspects to reproducible research, one major problem is the basic lack of computational reproducibility of published work – or the ability to rerun an analysis and reproduce the same results. There are many strategies for improving computational reproducibility, such as clear code structure, functional programming, and version control. Besides these tactics, however, we often find that analyses that reproduce on one machine or in one environment do not run in another, or do not run in the future. This problem is related to changing computing environments and software versions, and can be addressed using containerisation. In this talk, Saras will introduce containerisation and its implementation using an open-access R package. This introduction should be accessible to those who have never heard of or used containerisation before, as well as those who already actively use services such as Docker for containerisation. Saras Windecker is an ecologist and postdoctoral fellow with the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne. Check out her work on github at https://github.com/smwindecker

  • purrr with Rebecca Barter

    Nous Group

    Do you find yourself copying and pasting code? Is your code really repetitive? Would you like to be able to read in a whole folder full of .csv files? Or compute summary stats for every variable in your dataframe? Then the `purrr` package is for you! Rebecca Barter is a grad student and Data Science Fellow at UC Berkley. She is making a visit home to Sydney and has very kindly offered to run a hands on `purrr` workshop for us. Check out her work here http://www.rebeccabarter.com/ “Of course someone has to write loops. It doesn’t have to be you.” Jenny Bryan; RStudio

  • Happy Birthday R-Ladies Sydney!

    Nous Group

    R-Ladies Sydney is turning one! It has been a year filled with great events and speakers, and we’d love to kick off Year 2 in style. Let’s get together and celebrate the milestone with the ‘fun’-nest* lightning talk event yet! Lighting talk presenters invited!** Just like our launch, the lightning talks will be short and informal. For our birthday event, the theme of the lightning talks will be: “Fun times in R” You could present about… - how R makes your work fun - how you use R to create fun things - a fun R thing you have seen on twitter - how you make learning R fun - a fun R function/package … you get the idea. Talks will be informal; slides are optional. We encourage participation from everyone (beginners through experts; people who speak about R all the time and those don’t love to speak in public about anything). Let us know that you’re interested in presenting by completing this form. https://forms.gle/hyVCnT9m2Sa8iDcs7 Doors will open at 5:45pm for 6:30pm start. We look forward to seeing you on July 31st! * Yes, we realise ‘funnest’ is not a word. Go with it, folks! ** In line with the R-Ladies Global mission, we invite presenters who identify as a minority gender within the R community (including but not limited to cis/trans women, trans men, non-binary, genderqueer, agender)

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  • #ShutUpandCode

    383 George St

    Learning something new on your own is hard! So lets meet up and learn new R things together. This month we are getting together at WeWork in the city to meet up, shut up (talking is allowed if you are seeking/getting help), and code. Modelled on the academic writing #ShutUpAndWrite movement (https://thesiswhisperer.com/shut-up-and-write/), the idea is make learning social. There are only 10 places available at each session, so ONLY RSVP if you are SURE you will come. Please do not take a place from another RLady, and then not turn up.

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  • #ShutUpandCode

    Carslaw Building

    Learning something new on your own is hard! So lets meet up and learn new R things together. This month we are crashing the Sydney Coding Club meeting on Friday May 10. Join Emi, Sarah and other USyd coders to meet up, shut up (talking is allowed if you are seeking/getting help), and code. Modelled on the academic writing #ShutUpAndWrite movement (https://thesiswhisperer.com/shut-up-and-write/), the idea is make learning social. The location will move around but you can pencil first Tuesday of month into your calendar. There are only 10 places available at each session, so ONLY RSVP if you are SURE you will come. Please do not take a place from another RLady, and then not turn up. RSVPs will open 5 days in advance.

  • Meetup with Hadley Wickham

    Carslaw Building

    Join us for an afternoon with Hadley Wickham and fellow RLadies. RSVP via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/meetup-with-hadley-wickham-tickets-60497816598 We are excited to host Hadley Wickham at our meetup! Hadley is a Chief Data Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor of statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University and Rice University. Hadley is best known developing the tidyverse R package(s) that we all know and love. He is a staunch advocate for diversity within the R community. The event will feature an engaging conversation about how to form and maintain inclusive communities We are looking forward to seeing you all. DON'T RSVP VIA MEETUP WAITLIST, USE THE EVENTBRITE LINK ABOVE!!!

  • RLadies Presents: Twitter Analysis in R

    Nous Group

    * Note - this is an R-Ladies Sydney Event. We welcome all attendees. We draw your attention to the R-Ladies Global guidelines and code of conduct (https://rladies.org/code-of-conduct/).* Twitter is a microblogging site with 100 million active daily users who post 500 million tweets per day, creating a free and readily accessible dataset that can be analysed to ask questions from social science to consumer behaviour and beyond. At this event, Dr Khandis Blake will walk through the process of extracting and analysing data from Twitter. After demonstrating how to extract tweets using the Twitter API, Khandis will explain how to geolocate tweets using string matches and collect assign gender to users. She will also go through the basics of parallel processing. Attendees will learn how to use parallel, streamR, twitteR, ROAuth, ndjson, stringr, and stringi. This event is appropriate for R users at all levels of experience, and geared towards those who are beginners in terms of using R for Twitter data analysis. You do not need to have a Twitter account. This event is appropriate for R users at all levels of experience, and geared towards those who are beginners in terms of using R for Twitter data analysis. You do not need to have a Twitter account. Please arrive at 6pm for time to connect with other attendees before a 6:30 start. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's not inherently a code-along workshop, but if you want to have a go with the R code that Khandis will share, you'll need to set up a few things ahead of time - and of course bring your laptop to the event! 1. Get a Twitter API account: https://towardsdatascience.com/access-data-from-twitter-api-using-r-and-or-python-b8ac342d3efe [do this sooner than later! our approval process took a while to come through, but that could have been because we indicated 'organisation use'] 2. Set up an App: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/rtweet/vignettes/auth.html With the tokens and authorization in place, you'll be able to grab data from twitter via your own account!

  • #ShutUpandCode

    Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE)

    Learning something new on your own is hard! So lets meet up and learn new R things together. On the first Tuesday of the month, RLadiesSydney will host small meetups where ladies can meet up, shut up (talking is allowed if you are seeking/getting help), and code. Modelled on the academic writing #ShutUpAndWrite movement (https://thesiswhisperer.com/shut-up-and-write/), the idea is make learning social. The location will move around but you can pencil first Tuesday of month into your calendar. There are only 10 places available at each session, so ONLY RSVP if you are SURE you will come. Please do not take a place from another RLady, and then not turn up. RSVPs will open 7 days in advance. Attached is campus map and the shortest routes from train station. Nearest car park is West 3. MUSE is the big red building near the centre of the campus, hard to miss.

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  • Data Science Education "Resource Hack Day"

    Mathews Building

    Hi everyone! On March 27th the Australian Data Science Education Institute are organising the first ever Data Science Education "Resource Hack Day" and we thought many of you may be interested in participating. The event is being hosted in Melbourne between 5pm and 8pm, but will also be streamed online. The purpose of the event is for people with an interest in Data Science Education to come together and brainstorm ways to support education from prep to year 12. You can find more details of the event here: https://adsei.org/resources-hack-day/ We will be organizing a REMOTE event here in Sydney, where we will participate in the Hack Day via streaming and discuss potential future workshops for younger students down the road. This is perfect for anyone who has an interest in learning and teaching data science. It doesn't matter if you are a teacher, researcher, data scientist, or working in industry - all are welcome! Right now we are trying to get a sense of the number of people who are interested and where would be the best location to hold the event. So, if you are interested... 1. fill out this google doc by Wednesday (13 March) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S754Llv_JDOIVan4Y4L3Ndp7gHiZhwYJ4SD5wfPLHFg/edit?usp=sharing 2. RSVP to this event thanks!