• Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015
    19:00

    Sometimes, your code is just so good, you want to run it again and again and again.. say, over all the rows of a data frame. That's when you need loops. We're taking a look at:

    • for(), while() and repeat() loops
    • Loop functions of the apply() family
  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015
    19:00

    It's one thing to write code, it's another thing to share it with the world. Sakander talks us through the basics of version control with Git and Github, including

    • Initializing and handling repositories
    • Creating and solving issues with your code
    • Committing changes
    • Creating and merging pull requests
  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    19:00

    Automate everything! Today we'll write our first very own functions using R.

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2015
    19:00

    Marie talks graphics and packages!
    R can do a lot more than just add and subtract. In this meeting, we learn how to

    • Easily make simple graphics using the built-in R graphics functions
    • Install and load new R packages
    • Get to know new packages. Example: GoogleVis
  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2015
    19:00

    Time to put those new R skills to work! Using actual data on applications for asylum made in Germany this year, Kira shows how to

    • Get an overview of available data
    • Find interesting characteristics
    • Answer basic questions about your dataset

    Code along, we put the entire exercise online here.

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    19:00

    The very first journocode meeting! Marie starts us off with an intro to the statistical programming language R. We're looking at:

    • Why R is valuable to journalists
    • How to set up R
    • Some basic functions and calculations

    To learn with us, read "R crash course: Getting started"