The first official Johannesburg R Users’ Meetup!

We’ve been working hard on obtaining sponsors for the community and setting up a support structure for knowledge sharing and connecting our members. Our first Johannesburg R User Meetup (on the 8th March) is being sponsored by Microsoft and will be taking place at their Bryanston Campus. Our confirmed speakers include: Marty Epstein Head of Telematics – Discovery Insure Marty will be…

Nairobi Data Science Meet Up:Finding deep structures in data with Chris Orwa

I sat down with former rugby school captain whose rugby career was cut short by a shoulder injury while playing for Black Blad at Kenyatta University. It is always a great pleasure to talk to someone who is extremely passionate about what he does and his passion for Data Science was evident during my chat with “BlackOrwa” at iHub Nairobi…

Webinar: Getting Started with Spatial Data Analysis with R

I am glad to announce that I shall be presenting a live webinar with Domino Data Labs on February 24, 2016 from 11:00 – 11:30 AM PST: Getting Started with Spatial Data Analysis with R. If you are interested or know someone interested in learning how to manipulate spatial and spatial-temporal data with R, please send them along. Here is the…

Sentiment Analysis of Uganda Presidential Debate – Using R and Twitter data

Introduction to Digital democracy is here. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are providing inexpensive ways for individuals to engage on political issues, therefore providing a wealth of data that provides insight on an underlying trend that spans both geography and demography. Outbox Uganda carried out a sentiment analysis of Uganda’s first ever presidential debate last month and generated…

Tracking ggplot2 Extensions

The purpose of this blog post is to inform R users of a website that I created to track and list ggplot2 extensions. The site is available at: http://ggplot2-exts.github.io. The purpose of this site is to help other R users easily find ggplot2 extensions that are coming in “fast and furious” from the R community. If you have developed or intend on developing…