Intro to R (Friday) *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Charles Minshew of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon 3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Skill level: Intermediate

Charles Minshew, IRE/NICAR will introduce you to R, a free, powerful open-source programming language, that will add statistical heft to your reporting. By the end of this three-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.

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.
 


Workshop prerequisites: 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.

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

Speaker Bios

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    Charles Minshew is the Director of Data Services for IRE and NICAR. He helps maintain the Database Library and helps members with custom data analysis needs. He most recently worked as a multimedia artist at the Orlando Sentinel, specializing in data visualization and analysis. He was also a member of the Denver Post staff that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater massacre. A 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Georgia Southern University, Charles is a native of Rochelle, Ga. @CharlesMinshew

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