Welcome to ‘Open Canada Use R!’ Portal
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Pages for people interested in learning and using R in the Government of Canada and elsewhere.
- The first draft of The R4GC Book released at https://open-canada.github.io/r4gc)
- A presentation was made about the work of our R4GC community at 2021 International Methodology Symposium. The slide decks of this presentation are here: in English and en francais)
- On 8 October, we are starting a new series of Lunch and Learn’s weekly meetups focused on Text Analysis with R. For more details please see GCCollab Events pages.
- A contribution is made to the 2021 International Methodology Symposium to describe the collaborative work done by the R4GC community.
- Please join us on Friday 29th October 2021 at the Symposium for
Session 9A -- Making Official Statistics More Open(13:00- 14:15) to learn about “Development of R libraries for common tasks with open Canada data”.
- We finished our Season 2 - The codes and video recordings are available on GCcollab.
- This portal goes now into the dormant state. Please visit GCCollab: R4GC Community for all information related to our future “Lunch and Learn” meet-ups and related knowledgebase.
- The GC wiki page is created, which provides links to R4GC community discussion topics and resources: https://wiki.gccollab.ca/UseR!
- The Apps that we have developped are now also hosted at: https://open-canada.github.io/Apps!
- Based on the poll answers, our weekly Lunch and Learn R Friday meet-ups moved from 11:30-12:15 to 12:05-12:55. See GCCollab Group for all details.
- We now have a new Use R! portal hosted here at
open-canadaGitHub account! This portal is the continuation of the efforts started last year at R Ottawa, now supported by a larger community of government employees from around the country.
- We have started a new series of hands-on “build from scratch” tutorials - focused on developing skills for building your own R packages. The objective is to build a variety of useful packages for common use by all, using the codes contributed by the community.
- GC employees and partners, please visit GCCollab Group for more details, notes and recordings from these meetups.
- The deck and video-recording from the seminar “Data Engineering with R, R Markdown, Shiny and algorithms” (by Dmitry Gorodnichy) organized by Statistics Canada for the Applied machine learning for text analysis community of practice are now posted at https://gccollab.ca/event_calendar/view/7556628
- GC employees, head to https://gccode.ssc-spc.gc.ca/r4gc for more resources and codes related to R coding and usage at GC! Join us for informal ‘Lunch and Learn’s meet-ups every Friday at 11:30. - See GCcollab for more information.
- Data Engineering Demo is ready for the #GCData2021 Conference Data Literacy workshop: https://rCanada.shinyapps.io/demo/. See workshop GCcollab page for the associated deck and video-recording of the workshop
- Join us at the Data Engineering workshop on 22 February, organized within the Fifth Annual Data Conference (#GCData2021 / #DonnéesGC2021). Hosted by CBSA, “the workshop will overview the challenges and solutions related to data engineering. You will be able to experience some of data engineering challenges first-hand, and see how these challenges can be solved using modern data science tools such as R and RStudio. The work on developing an R package and Shiny application to assist with data cleaning and linking will be presented.”
- Following the announcement at the Data Science Network for the Federal Public Service (DSNFPS) newsletter, we received multiple requests for another R training, like the one we did last Summer. Why not? To enroll and more details - see R101.
- We finished the first season, where we learnt how to write an interactive dashboard that visualizes the COVID datain US. - You can see the final result here! All codes and resourcea are posted here. Have great summer!
- YouTube channel created: R101 “Learning R together” (Building Data Science Apps from scratch). If you missed a session, you can now watch it there. Session transcripts are also posted in R101.
- Ideas for homework are added in Resources
- We’ve heard you: You want to get all the power and fun of R, but you don’t know where to start – Starting this week, we’ll show you how you can start learning and using R in absolutely no time and even without any software installed on your computer! All you’ll need is to login to https://rstudio.cloud and we’ll guide you through after that. We will be developing a COVID App from scratch - together! Sessions will be recorded.
- Invitation to Lunches with Data Challenges meet-ups is extended from CBSA to all GoC. See: GCCollab*
- The focus of discussion becomes Covid-19 and what we (R enthusiasts and learners) can do about it.
- Our informal Wednesday’s “Morning Coffees with Data Challenges” meetings, which we’ve been having in CBSA since Summer 2019, go online, becoming “Lunches”.
Dmitry Gorodnichy (dmitry.gorodnichy @ gmail.com or dmitry.gorodnichy @ cbsa-asfc.gc.ca)