Intro to R *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ryann Grochowski Jones of ProPublica; Annie Waldman of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 11 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Mattie Silks
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Add statistical heft to your reporting by using R, a free, powerful open-source programming language. By the end of this two-hour session, you will be able to take raw data, import it into R, and start your analysis. Topics will include basic data importing, working with directories, reading in data, installing packages, creating simple visualizations, and how to clean, explore and sort your data. We'll also talk about how to find help when you're stuck.

This session will be most helpful if: you’re comfortable working with data and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level.

Attendees must be registered for the conference to attend this workshop.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • Ryann Grochowski Jones is the data editor at ProPublica. Previously, she was deputy editor for data at ProPublica and a data reporter at inewsource in San Diego. She received her master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a data librarian for IRE/NICAR. Ryann began her career as a municipal beat reporter for her hometown newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. @ryanngro

  • Annie Waldman is a reporter at ProPublica, where she covers education. She has won two Education Writers Association awards and been a finalist twice. She was part of the ProPublica team that investigated maternal mortality, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2018. | @anniewaldman

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