Founded by Josh Reich and Drew Conway, the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup started as the New York R Meetup with a handful of people in an office at Union Square Ventures. Since then it has grown to over 8,000 members and has been hosted at NYU, Columbia, AOL, iHeartRadio, eBay, Work-Bench and other locations.

Our mission is to spread knowledge of statistical programming techniques in open-source languages such as R, Python, Julia and Go, and data science in general. Another important aspect is community building and socializing. The meetups start with pizza, followed by a 45-90 minute talk, ending with a trip to the local bar.

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Upcoming Meetup

The ggplot glow-up: Making Lovely Data Visualizations in R

September 19, 2019 06:30:00 PM

It has been long time since we have done a ggplot talk so Luda will discuss packages that extend ggplot's functionality.

Thank you to AT&T Labs for hosting us.

About the Talk:
This talk will cover using ggplot and other ggplot-friendly packages in order to make impressive data visualizations with R. We will look at how several well-liked Tidy Tuesday submissions were generated and use a few packages that allow for different types of visualizations while also discussing ways to make even a simple bar chart more compelling.

About Luda:
Ludmila Janda is a Data Scientist at Amplify, a pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Today, Amplify serves four million students in all 50 states. Luda’s work provides insights on student and teacher usage, student success, and Amplify’s broader impact. She is a proud R-Lady and has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Follow her on twitter at @ludmila_janda.

Pizza (bit.ly/pizzapoll) begins at 6:30, the talk starts at 7, then after we head to the local bar.

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