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Workshop: Data visualisation with R

  • 28 Jul 2020
  • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
  • 29 Jul 2020
  • 12:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Online
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Registration

  • Registration for both (half) days for an SSA member. Available until 21 July.
  • Discounted registration for both (half) days for an SSA member. Available until 7 July.
  • Registration for both (half) days for a non-member. Available until 21 July.
  • Discounted registration for both (half) days for a non-member. Available until 7 July.
  • Registration for both (half) days for an SSA student member. Available until 21 July.
  • Discounted registration for both (half) days for an SSA student member. Available until 7 July.
  • Discounted registration for one (half) day for an SSA member. Available until 21 July.
  • Discounted registration for one (half) day for an SSA member. Available until 7 July.
  • Registration for one (half) day for a non-member. Available until 21 July.
  • Discounted registration for one (half) day for a non-member. Available until 7 July.
  • Discounted registration for one (half) day for an SSA student member. Available until 21 July.
  • Discounted registration for one (half) day for an SSA student member. Available until 7 July.

Registration is closed


[UPDATE 03/07] Thank you for your interest. This workshop is now fully booked out. Please put your name on the waiting list in case for cancellations. We will re-run this workshop in November (details to come) and will notify you if you cannot get a spot for the July workshop. 

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Statistical Society of Australia warmly invites you to a workshop on data visualisation with R, taught by Prof. Di Cook and Dr. Emi Tanaka.

About the workshop:

Data visualisation is a key statistical tool for effective communication and to understand aspects of data and models. The statistical language R is used widely for data analysis and visualization, e.g. the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team uses ggplot2 R-package to create production-ready charts. This workshop (on Day 1) will teach you how to create production-ready graphics using the grammar of graphics implemented in ggplot2 R-package. In addition, the workshop (on Day 2) will teach you how to construct more complex plots, including maps, and discuss inference for statistical graphics to understand if what we see in a plot is really there. The workshop will be hands-on with plenty of practical examples.

About the presenters:

Dianne Cook is Professor of Business Analytics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  She is a world leader in data visualisation, especially the visualisation of high-dimensional data using tours with low-dimensional projections, and projection pursuit.  She is currently focussing on bridging the gap between exploratory graphics and statistical inference.  Di is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, past editor of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, current editor of the R Journal,  elected Ordinary Member of the R Foundation, and elected member of the International Statistical Institute. 

Emi Tanaka is a Lecturer in Statistics at Monash University and the Vice President of SSA Vic. She is currently working on a statistical theory for conducting inference using data plots and is an early career researcher in multi-level modelling, and experimental design. She is an experienced and enthusiastic R user and instructor, and regularly teaches university courses and workshops to the broader community on data visualisation, including ggplot2.

Target audience:

Day 1 is suitable for those who know R but are not familiar or comfortable with using ggplot2 or would like a refresher on ggplot2. 

Day 2 is aimed for those that have familiarity with ggplot2 but would like to delve deeper into advanced plotting techniques, including interactive plots and animating plots, and using plots for inference. 

Learning objectives:

Day 1: Dipping Your Toes into Data Visualization with R

Presented by Emi Tanaka

  • Review of tidy data format

  • Basics of the grammar of graphics

  • Drawing the basic data plot types (barchart, pie chart, histogram, density plot, scatterplot, boxplot) utilising a range of common geoms and variable mappings

  • Choosing colour wisely

  • All about scales, transforming data, setting limits, changing coordinate systems, axis specifications, ordering levels of categorical axes

  • Jazzing up your plot with different themes, plot annotations and combining plots together to make a publication-ready plot

Day 2: Diving Deeper into Data Visualization with R

Presented by Di Cook

  • Check your knowledge, a review of basic plotting with the grammar

  • Expanding your graphics toolbox to mapping, making choropleth maps, using map images as a base

  • Making your plots speak. Adding interactive elements including mouse-over labels, and sliders for controlling parameters, using plotly. Animating plots using gganimate.

  • Learn how to decide on the best plot design for a problem, and how to  determine if what you see is a real structure.  

Requirements:

Day 1

  • basic R knowledge (e.g. you have used R to load data, create simple visualisations, perform basic analyses and write simple functions or more specifically, you are familiar with concepts in Cookbook for R by Winston Chang)

  • basic statistics (e.g. simple linear regression, hypothesis testing, basic summary statistics and plots)

  • computer (with ability to install R and R-packages), microphone and web camera 

  • stable internet connection

  • Install the video conferencing software, zoom and know how to use zoom

Day 2:

  • Day 1 requirements

  • Completed Day 1 OR know basic ggplot2

Desirable:

  • Know about tidy data (i.e. importing data and putting data into the right format for plotting)

  • Some familiarity with tidyverse

Timetable

Day 1

09:00 10:30 (1.5 hours)

Session 1

10.30 11:00

Break / networking over virtual morning tea

11:00 12:30 (1.5 hours)

Session 2

12:30pm

End of first day

Day 2

09:00 10:30 (1.5 hours)

Session 1

10.30 11:00

Break / networking over virtual morning tea

11:00 12:30 (1.5 hours)

Session 2

12:30pm

End workshop

Deadlines:

Early Bird registration closes on 7 July 2020. Regular registrations close on midnight on 21 July 2020.

Expenses:

Occasionally workshops have to be cancelled due to a lack of subscription. Early registration ensures that this will not happen. Please note that the Society will not be held responsible for any financial loss incurred due to a workshop cancellation.

Financial Support:

Financial support for SSA Vic members can be sought. For further information, please see: https://sites.google.com/view/ssavicworkshopfinsup.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations received prior to 21 July 2020 will be refunded, minus a $20 administration fee. From then onwards no part of the registration fee will be refunded. However, registrations are transferable within the same organisation. Please advise any changes to eo@statsoc.org.au..

Contact:

Please contact the organisers: Rheanna Mainzer (rheanna.mainzer@gmail.com), Lidija Turkovic (lidijat@gmail.com), and Emi Tanaka (dr.emi.tanaka@gmail.com) for further details.

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