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Presented April 22, 2019.

Scientists who use data to gain insight for their operational or research interests often need to extract data from web pages or APIs from time to time. While this process can be completed manually, it can take orders of magnitude longer to complete without... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented August 21, 2018 to the R Group for Biosurveillance.

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Phil Bowsher is the Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at RStudio. His work focuses on innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, with an emphasis on interactive web applications, reproducible research... Read more

Content type: Webinar

SaTScan software is used widely in outbreak detection.  It's free, flexible, and fast.  However, it is somewhat cumbersome, in that access is primarily through a GUI.  While this is probably best for occasional use, it does not lend itself to automated analysis, storage and re-use of... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented November 16, 2018.

The current opioid overdose/addiction crisis in the United States presents a challenge to public health intervention due to a lack of data on current and past incidence. Very little information is known regarding what is happening when/where and in comparison... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented October 23, 2018.

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Edgar Ruiz is a solution's engineer at RStudio that has a background in deploying enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions. He has posted multiple articles and blog posts sharing analytics insights and server infrastructure for... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented September 25, 2018.

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Edgar Ruiz is a solution's engineer at RStudio that has a background in deploying enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions. He has posted multiple articles and blog posts sharing analytics insights and server infrastructure... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presenter April 30, 2018.

The ease with which users can interact with databases in R has drastically improved the ease, convenience, and speed with which users can "talk to" larger datasets than it is possible to hold in memory.  Without exaggeration, these new tools are among the most... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented April 25, 2018.

Text data is increasingly important in many domains, and tidy data principles and tidy tools can make text mining easier and more effective. I will demonstrate how we can manipulate, summarize, and visualize the characteristics of text using these methods and R... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented February 19, 2018.

Analysts in a wide variety of industries commonly use data from the US Census Bureau in their work. The tidycensus package aims to simplify the process of working with Census data by allowing R users to request data from the decennial Census and American... Read more

Content type: Webinar

The R programming language has become a critical data science tool for the scientific community but has also helped launch a new era of “citizen data scientists” due to the wealth of packages that make it easy to access rich data sources, perform a wide array of computations and produce striking... Read more

Content type: Webinar

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