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London R – free workshop in London

28th March 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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LondonR is the UK’s premier meetup group for users of the R statistical programming language. They meet quarterly for a free workshop and presentations, followed by drinks at the bar. LondonR is proudly organised and sponsored by Mango Solutions

London R are pleased to confirm details of the next event which will be hosted by Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC, UCL) as follows:

Date: Tuesday 28th Mar 2017
Venue: UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JG

Directions: Malet Place is accessed via the Torrington Place entrance (off Gower Street). Closest tube stations are Euston Square & Russell Square. As you enter Malet Place, Darwin Lecture Hall entrance is on the left between The Makery & The Petrie Museum.


2.30 Registration for workshop
3pm – 5.30pm Workshop: Web Scraping and Text Analysis in R
Web scraping and text analysis can be intimidating topics to approach for the first time. The aims of this workshop are twofold; firstly to introduce participants to web scraping in R using the rvest package, to import data easily and quickly into R. Secondly, this workshop will examine some of the fundamentals of text mining, and show how the tidytext package can be used to simplify this process. Following this session, attendees should be able to perform basic web scraping, be able to transform the scraped data into a useful format, and perform text mining analyses including exploring relationships between words and sentiment analysis, generating compelling visualisations of this data.

This workshop is aimed at users with a basic knowledge of the R language. This workshop is free but spaces are limited; please request a place in advance via email to

5.30pm – 6.20pm – Registration for evening meeting and arrival networking drinks in rooms B05 and B15

5.45pm Registration for evening meeting opens
6.20pm Presentations begin in Darwin Lecture Theatre

8.00pm – 9.30pm – Networking drinks in rooms B05 and B15


Building a game web app in R Shiny – Alex Campbell, Receipt Bank
The Evolution of R – Past, Present and Future – Rich Pugh, Mango Solutions
Software Engineering data: a detective story – Derek Jones, Knowledge Software Ltd

In the meantime, if you’d like to offer a presentation for a future meeting please let us know at
Download copies of past presentations.


28th March 2017
2:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Darwin Lecture Theatre
UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre (Lower Floor), Darwin Building, Malet Place
London, WC1E 7JG United Kingdom
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