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  • Regular expressions cheatsheet

    This cheatsheet comes from the regular expressions class at NICAR 2018.

    Tags: regular expressions

    By Amanda Hickman

    2018

  • Back of the Napkin Regex

    By the end of this tutorial, this expression -- ^[A-Za-z0-9._-][email protected][[A-Za-z0-9.-]+$ -- will actually make sense to you. This is good for: People who want to learn how to conduct advanced searches on their text files using regular expressions. http://velociraptor.info/talks/2018/NICAR/#/

    Tags: regular expressions

    By Amanda Hickman

    2018

  • The College Scorecard: Why we have it and why you should ca

    The College Scorecard, conceived in response to the negative effects of high-profile college rankings, provided the public for the first time with information about the earnings of graduates who attended a school as well as their typical student loan debt and repayment rates. A vast federal database underlies the tool, including fields breaking down outcomes for socioeconomic and demographic groups at each school. This presentation will walk through what’s what in the database, as well as how to clean it, analyze it and turn it into stories, from quick hits to in-depth projects.

    Tags: school; college; university; higher ed; education

    By Kim Clark; Sarah Butrymowicz; Andrew Kreighbaum

    2018

  • R, RStudio, and the tidyverse for data analysis

    This tutorial is from a class that worked with R, which is a very powerful tool, designed by statisticians for data analysis. Described on its website as “free software environment for statistical computing and graphics,” R is a programming language that opens a world of possibilities for analyzing data. Indeed, just about anything you may want to do with data can be done with R, from web scraping, through statistical analysis and machine learning, to making interactive graphics. http://paldhous.github.io/NICAR/2018/r-analysis.html

    Tags: r; r studio; tidyverse; statistics; data analysis

    By Peter Aldhous

    2018

  • Audience-generated list of tools

    This list of tools was compiled by the 30 tools for storytelling in 60 minutes audience at NICAR 2018.

    Tags: tools

    By Jeremy Caplan

    2018

  • 30 Tools in 60 Minutes - slides

    Buckle up for a fast-paced tour through today’s most useful digital tools for journalists. This session will guide you through a carefully curated list of apps, sites, services and resources, mostly free. You’ll see examples of the tools in action while learning what they do, how they’re useful and why and when to use them. Join in to update your toolkit and take away a guide to share with colleagues and friends.

    Tags: sites; applications; services; resources

    By Jeremy Caplan

    2018

  • 30 Tools in 60 Minutes

    This carefully curated list of apps, sites, services and resources, mostly free, was collected for NICAR 2018.

    Tags: sites; applications; services; resources

    By Jeremy Caplan

    2018

  • R 1: Intro to R and RStudio Github repo

    This is an introductory class in R, a statistical package. It will be taught at the NICAR Conference in Chicago March 8-11, 2018. People using these materials after the conference should have the latest versions of R and R Studio plus the tidyverse package. A step-by-step tutorial and two downloadable Excel files are provided. To get the data, click on the "Branch: master" box next to the word "NICAR2018" in boldface blue letters and then click on the choice "Data"; you'll then see the Excel files. https://github.com/roncampbell/NICAR2018

    Tags: r; excel; tidyverse; r studio

    By Ronald Campbell

    2018

  • PostgreSQL Github repo

    Materials for the PostgreSQL hands-on class at NICAR 2018 in Chicago. https://github.com/anthonydb/postgresql-intro-nicar18

    Tags: postgresql

    By Anthony DeBarros

    2018

  • Python 1: The fundamentals Github repo

    Files and code for a Python 1 hands-on session at NICAR18 in Chicago. https://github.com/michelleminkoff/nicar18_python_1

    Tags: python; jupyter; programming

    By Michelle Minkoff

    2018