American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter
ASA Virtual Traveling Course
October 19 & 20, 2023
1:00 - 5:00 P.M. (US ET)
The New York Metro Area Chapter of the American Statistical Association
Is Pleased to Invite You to an American Statistical Association
ASA VIRTUAL TRAVELING COURSE
DATA VISUALIZATION WITH R
AARON WILLIAMS (Urban Institute)
Data visualization plays a crucial role in the data science and statistics workflows. It is fundamental to everything from exploratory data analysis to communicating results. Data scientists and statisticians can better understand data and more effectively communicate their work by understanding how to better visualize their data. Too often, however, visualization is an afterthought.
About the Instructor
In this course, attendees will learn the core principles of data visualization and the perception of visual information; the layered grammar of graphics; and best practices for creating effective visualizations. To put these principles to work, attendees will learn practical skills for R programming that improve the quality of their work with many hands-on examples. The course will focus on the popular R package ggplot2 and the reproducible research framework R Markdown/Quarto. After this course, participants will be comfortable using R and R Markdown/Quarto to create effective data visualizations.
The course will focus on the popular R package ggplot2 and the reproducible research framework R Markdown/Quarto. After this course, participants will be comfortable using R and R Markdown/Quarto to create effective data visualizations.
Aaron R. Williams is a senior data scientist in the Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center. He works on retirement policy, microsimulation models, data privacy, and data imputation methods. He has worked on Urban's Dynamic Simulation of Income (DYNASIM) microsimulation model, the Social Security Administration's Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT) microsimulation model, and the Tax Policy Center's synthesis of individual tax records.
Williams leads Urban's R Users Group and assists researchers across Urban with projects that use R for data science, statistical analysis, data visualization, mapping, and automation. He has authored several R packages for data visualization and data synthesis.
Williams is an adjunct professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He holds a BS in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University, a BA in music from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MS in mathematics and statistics from Georgetown University.
Dates and Times
Thursday & Friday, October 19 & 20, 2023
1:00 - 5:00 P.M. (US ET)
Virtual via Zoom
Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the course.
Attendees will be encouraged to turn on their cameras so they can engage.
This event is not being recorded.
Online Registration Form
NYC Metro Area Chapter Member: $30
New Chapter Member (registration + first-year chapter dues): $38
Non-member of NYC Metro Area Chapter: $50
Student (school email address required): $20
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 5:00 PM (US ET)
Additional Registration Information
Advance registration is required.
Registration is not complete until the registration fee is submitted.
There are no refunds but substitutions are allowed by contacting the chapter.
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