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…

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…