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Teaching a workshop with R-Ladies At R-Ladies Philly, we have held over 40 events since our first meetup in January 2018! Some of our events are networking focused like our happy hour events. Other events are lightning talks, formal presentations, or code & coffee meetups to hang out and work together. We also organize collaborative projects where members work together on real datasets for local non-profits. Last, but not least, we hold many interactive workshops where members can learn R skills for free in a supportive environment.

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Our June Virtual Workshop R-Ladies Philly continues to host free online events during the Coronavirus pandemic. On June 9th, we hosted an introduction to R workshop for beginners with a featured lighting talk. Thanks to our new YouTube channel, you can view a recording of the entire event online. “6 R Packages to Add to Your Workflow” by Jinyi Kuang We kicked off the event with a lightning talk by Jinyi Kuang.

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R-Ladies Philly was delighted to host Elea McDonnell Feit, who led a virtual workshop on the topic of A/B Testing in R. Our presenter Elea McDonnell Feit is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. She develops data analysis methods to inform marketing decisions, including designing new products as well as planning advertising campaigns. A/B testing A/B testing (also termed split testing or bucket testing) is a type of experiment conducted to compare two variants of a marketing or promotional effort (e.

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On April 14th, R-Ladies Philly hosted our first virtual meetup event. It was an exciting interactive workshop on tidyverse, led by our member Kelsey Keith. Kelsey is an associate bioinformatics scientist at Coriell Institute for Medical Research, who uses R daily to wrangle, test, and visualize data. We are in the future! Our first VIRTUAL workshop! It's a tidyverse introduction led by @kelseykeith42 pic.twitter.com/j8oLUQWXPZ — R-Ladies Philly (@RLadiesPhilly) April 15, 2020 Tidyverse and tidy data Tidyverse is a collection of R packages that share an underlying design philosophy, grammar, and data structures, and evolutionarily changed how to program in R.

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With the recent transition to running R-Ladies Philly workshops and events virtually, we have launched a YouTube channel, R-Ladies Philly! We plan to share recordings of our events whenever possible.

If you are so inclined, please subscribe and check out the recordings from our May and June workshops. While you are there, you can also find channels from other R-Ladies chapters from around the world.

For more information contact

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In early 2020, R-Ladies Philly joined forces with Code for Philly, DataPhilly, and the Philly Data Jawn to organize a data science hackathon addressing Philadelphia’s opioid crisis. Organizers partnered with the Health Federation of Philadelphia and Prevention Point to obtain data and subject matter expertise that would help hackathon participants focus on the most pressing issues. We started off with a Partner Presentation Night, where partner organizations described their mission, their work and their data-related challenges to a large audience of Philly’s finest data enthusiasts interested to donate their time and expertise to a good cause.

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Our January meetup celebrated our second birthday! We took the time to look back on what we accomplished last year and what we want to accomplish this year via our member survey. Survey Results Karla started off the meetup by talking about the R Ladies mission of promoting gender diversity in the R and data science community. Next, highlights from 2019 were covered including workshops on packages such as caret and ggplot.

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On December 2, 2019, almost 50 data enthusiasts joined R-Ladies Philly for a workshop on machine learning in R. The workshop was led by Trang Le. Trang is a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania who has authored several R packages and applies machine learning to biomedical data. Follow her on twitter and at https://trang.page. At a high-level, this workshop covered: Intro to the caret package and why it exists Live demo and exercises using a dataset of beer reviews Trang’s insights into good practices Off to a great start with our machine learning workshop!

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On November 04, 2019, RLadies-Philly presented a series of very informative lightning talks ranging from programming tips for reproducible research to full-blown applications of big data in delivering individualized care in medicine. One of the attendees correctly commented later that each of the five lightning talks was very enlightening and could each be extended to a full-length presentation. This blog post provides highlights from the lightning talks. I Can Code Clearly Now - 10 Tips for Formatting R Code Speaker: Jenine K.

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Networks, also referred to as graphs in mathematics, model multiple types of relations and processes in physical, social, biological, and information systems. R-Ladies Philly’s October 2019 meetup was a workshop focusing on how to implement network analyses using the R igraph object. The workshop was led by Chun Su, PhD, who is a bioinformatics scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and also a R-ladies Philly co-organizer. The workshop materials are available at rladiesPHL github.

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