Update: Launch of Cape R User Group on 23 April

The Cape R User Group was established in 2014 and started its first Hacky  Hour events in February 2015.

We would like to invite you to an informal networking event to celebrate the establishment of the group and to meet the R community in Cape Town.  Everyone is welcome – no need for prior experience in R.  The event is open to anyone in academia (all institutes) and industry.

When:      23 April 2015

Time:        17:00 – 19:00

Where:     University of Cape Town Club (aka “The Lab”)- Restaurant, Upper Campus Sports Centre, Rondebosch

RSVP:       http://goo.gl/8JbgHF

What:        Short demos of useful R packages in research followed by networking

Directions:     http://www.uctclub.uct.ac.za/index.php?pid=46

Presenters:    Dr Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner (SANBI, UWC)  & Dr Maia Lesosky (Department of Medicine, UCT)

Jean-Baka will be demonstrating the use of RWorldMaps to plot maps of Africa where he is  showing data concerning various aspects of the teaching, training and scientific research activity within a network of bioinformatics teams spread across the continent (http://www.h3abionet.org).

Maia will take us on a quick tour through the Hadley-verse – a summary of R packages from Hadley Wickham, chief Scientist at RStudio who has developed incredibly useful packages for data manipulation and visualisation.

The evening (free drinks and R swag as spot prizes) is sponsored by Revolution Analytics.

See you there!

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