ViennaR Meetup March – Full Talks Online

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The full talks of the ViennaR March Meetup are finally online: A short Introduction to ViennaR, Laura Vana introducing R-Ladies Vienna and Hadley Wickham with a great introduction to tidy(er) data and the new functions pivot_wider() and pivot_longer(). Stay tuned for the next ViennaR Meetups!

You can download the slides of the introduction here.

Laura Vana: R-Ladies

Laura introduced the R-Ladies Vienna – a program initiated by the R-Consortium to

achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering the minorities currently underrepresented in the R community. R-Ladies’ primary focus, therefore, is on supporting the R enthusiasts who identify as an underrepresented minority to achieve their programming potential, by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers to facilitate individual and collective progress worldwide.


Visit the Meetup site to find out more about upcoming R-Ladies events including workshops covering an R Introduction and Bayesian Statistics.

Hadley Wickham: Tidy(er) Data

Hadley Wickham’s talk covered the tidyr package and two new functions: pivot_wide() and pivot_long() which have finally been renamed to pivot_wider() and pivot_longer() as a result of a survey, see also the posts on Twitter and Github. These function should replace gather() and spread() since they seem to be hard-to-remember for most users coming to tidyr.

Hadley Wickham

See you at one of our next Meetup/Course/Get-Together!


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