This month’s meeting will be the last one during this academic year! We’ll be on hiatus until September, but meanwhile (and as usual), we’re very interested in finding speakers for future sessions. So please let us know if you have an R topic you’d like to present.
The upcoming meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th of July, at 5.30pm. The venue is the Psychology Building, room S1, in 7 George Square (kindly supported by The Data Lab; see map below). By the way, don’t be put off by the road work in front of the building - the entrance is still accessible. Our meetings are open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome!
Our first speaker is Dr. Russell Hyde, research associate within the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre. He has been working on his very own R package, which he will be presenting to us:
Briefly, polyply allows you to do dplyr-type commands over a list of heterogeneous data frames. I mostly use it for inter...
Posted Tue 10th Jul by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
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Posted Thu 21st Jun by CodeClan
Our warriors of the water have defeated our arch rivals, The Forge (and several small children) to power to victory at the annual canal raft race. In a fine display of water-craftmanship, our team paddled our fine creation Dragonana through three heats to glorious win. With the rain lashing down, and The Forge’s 10 metre Read more about Edinburgh Hacklab goes bananas at the Union Canal Raft Race
Posted Sun 17th Jun by Edinburgh Hacklab
I am pleased to say that following my Shiny code demo from a previous EdinbR meeting, I am now able to share a more generic version of the code - see link below. Because I do not own the associated data, I am not able to include that as well - however the script alone should hopefully be enough to demonstrate various things you can achieve in Shiny.
Prior to visualising the data within the Shiny app, it underwent some cleaning and transformations. Then, I used the stplanr package (as well as the GraphHopper routing engine) to create the spatial lines connecting the origins and destinations for each unique journey. After these preliminary steps (which are not included in the code below), I was able to move on to creating the Shiny app itself, which looks roughly like this:
Leaflet map (blurred): the thicker/'redder' the route, the more travelled it is.
Data table output tab
visNetwork output tab
Posted Fri 15th Jun by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday 20th of June, at 5.30pm, in room S.1, 7 George Square (kindly supported by The Data Lab; see map below). As usual, the meeting will be followed by drinks and chat in the Potting Shed. Our meetings are open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome!
Our speaker is Dr. Peter McKenna, whose research interests lie in the psychological and societal impact of technology. This includes the mediatory effects of videogame play on cognition, human-robot interaction, and technologies for special populations such as individuals with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). Peter is currently a research associate on the EPSRC funded SoCoRo project. He and the team are developing a socially competent robot to teach adults with an ASD social and employment skills. In this talk, he will be telling us about:
Tidyverse methods for HRI research (slides here)
One of the challenges in Human-robot interaction (HRI) research is sy...
Posted Wed 13th Jun by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup