event

R packages for scraping data from the web

Come out to our first event in 2019 on January 23 from 5:30-7pm! We will discuss really useful R packages that can be used to scrape data from the web by walking through some vignettes and tutorials. We plan to focus on rvest. From the CRAN website it says “rvest helps you scrape information from web pages. It is designed to work with magrittr to make it easy to express common web scraping tasks, inspired by libraries like beautifulsoup.

Holiday Designs in R and Using R in Industry

Come out to our November 14th event to create your own holiday design in R to send to your friends and families this holiday season to hear a great talk! This meeting will include a group coding event (we’re making holiday cards! :D ) and a presentation from a Christine Zhang (slides available here) who works as a Data Journalist at the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun Data Visualization team to discuss how she uses R in her jobs and examples of projects she works on!