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RPenn Group Roundup Fall 2023

Roundup of the Fall 2023 semester sessions of RPenn Group.

R packages and libraries in space

What worked?

R Libguide:

Text and Data Mining with R:

View Recordings:

6 Speakers: 

  • Hannah Shoenhard shared how you can visualize using GGPlot
  • Greg Ridgeway shared how you can incorporate GPT to R.
  • Q&A on LexisNexis' Nexis Uni with Julia Cope
  • Developing Publication Quality Figures with Patchwork on R by Lev Litichevskiy
  • Making posters with R using posterdown by Jinyi Kuang
flyer with information on speakers for RPenn group: Greg and Hannah Shoenhard.
RPG poster for speakers with info and headshots of Lev and Julia Cope

What can be improved?

Attendance Stats: With a maximum of 7 people attending in a session, and sometimes just 3, outreach, days of the week, or timings can be revised. 

For Future sessions:

  • RPG could be made truly hybrid, since we are recording the sessions via Zoom anyway.
  • Libcal details:
    • What is RPenn Group? Join us for a productive co-working session where you can dream up mini projects, brush up on statistical skills, collaborate with the campus-wide R community, or just hang out with other folks who are into R & data science!
    • Where is it held? RPG is by the Research Data & Digital Scholarship team at the Penn Libraries at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center 1st floor, RDDSX.
    • Where can I find more?
    • How can I present my project / favorite package or rant about R?
    • We welcome mask wearing in the close quarters of the room. Thank you for your consideration.
    • Room Description: The RDDSX encourages in-person activity, brainstorming, and co-working. 
    • Software: We will be working with RStudio.
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Additional Training Materials: R Guide

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December 4, 2023