IRE Training Events

  • November 12, 2018

    Chicago, Illinois

    2018 Reporting with R Boot Camp (Chicago)

    Hosted by: WBEZ

    IRE and WBEZ-Chicago are offering a special hands-on workshop November 12-14. We 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 two-and-a-half-day bootcamp, you will learn how to import, clean, analyze and even visualize your data.

    Some important things that you should be able to do upon your return to the newsroom:

    • *You’ll know how to use RStudio and how to quickly analyze and clean data without ever having to open it in Excel.
    • *Create an R Script that you can use to import and analyze data and then share it with others in your newsroom.
    • *Design graphics that can be styled (within RStudio or later using Adobe Illustrator) for use in static graphics online and in print.

    You can feel confident enough to sign up for this boot camp if you have never used R before, though you should have a basic understanding of data analysis concepts. 

    Important note: You’ll need to bring your own laptop with R and RStudio pre-installed. You’ll need R first. Download it for your specific operating system here. Once you have R installed, you can install the software RStudio here. Both are free, open source and available for Mac and Windows.

    Workshop date/times: The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 12 and November 13 and from 9am until noon on November 14.

    Parking: Parking is available near the training, rates range from $24-30 per day.

    Additional details, including pricing and workshop registration, can be found here.