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How to use R for journalism


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Presentation by Rob Grant at the Data Journalism UK conference in Birmingham, December 2017

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How to use R for journalism

  1. 1. How to Use R for Journalism Rob Grant @rforjournalists @robgrantuk
  2. 2. What’s possible with R?
  3. 3. What is R? ● A programming language and environment ● Base package plus extras Very good for: ● Handling large data sets ● Combining data sets together ● Data analysis ● Scraping ● Visualisation
  4. 4. How I got started with R ● Just beginning to be used by journalists ● Downloaded RStudio and did a course on DataCamp ● Established R community ● Set up R for Journalists
  5. 5. Links and resources ● Stack Overflow ● DataCamp ● R-bloggers ● Cookbook for R ● Rstats subreddit ● R for Journalists