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Benjana Guraziu: An RLady’s First R Conference

The 2018 New York R Conference was my first ever R conference, and it was great. I’ll write here about my experience, with links to resources from the widely varying talks. First and foremost, I want to thank RLadiesNYC for the scholarship which allowed me to attend the conference. As a self-taught R newbie and incoming grad student, I greatly benefitted from attending this conference, and I so appreciate the opportunity from this great group!

Brooke Watson: Scraping Javascript websites in R

Background: remixing packages in R Javascript webscraping in R Download PhantomJS using homebrew Writing scrape.js Scraping TheRapBoard.com Extracting audio files Downloading mp3s

Organizing an R package Converting mp3s to wavs Cleaning up and filtering .wav file names Tidying file names Renaming file paths from within R

Remixing the beep() function Wrapping it all into a package Maintaining an open source package in R

Background: remixing packages in R Open source software is made for remixing.

Jasmine Williams: My first step to healing from WISDOM (Women in Stats, Data Science, and Omics)

As it grew nearer to the fall season my heart and mind grew heavier. This was the first birthday and holiday gatherings without grandma. I became distant from everything outside of my family and work, and knew I had to get out of this emotional funk. The 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science conference brought together hundreds of data scientists and statisticians from all walks of life in an intimate setting to share their personal and professional experiences.

Coming soon!