May 2018

May 15, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 PM


Introduction to the R Language and Ecosystem

This talk will introduce you to R, a general purpose programming language and software environment that is popular for data analysis and visualization. We will introduce the R language, focusing on examples of the kinds of things that R excels at like data wrangling, exploratory data analysis, statistical computing, machine learning, and data visualization.

We’ll also introduce the R ecosystem, including the tidyverse, an opinionated collection of R packages designed to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. We’ll see examples of how you can create documents containing code and graphics using tools like R Markdown, as well as creating and publishing interactive data-driven web applications using Shiny.

No prior knowledge of R is required. The emphasis will be on breadth rather than depth. You’ll come away with a basic understanding of what R is all about and suggestions for how to learn more.


David W. Body - @david_body


Thanks to Shift Interactive for providing the rental space!

Food and drink will be provided by Entrepreneurial Technologies.


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Meeting Location

Gravitate Valley Junction
318 5th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265