Hi everyone,

The first session of 2021/22 will be on September 15th, join us from 5.30pm online! As usual, the meeting is open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are especially welcome.

In order to join us, please register with MeetUp. We’ve set up a chat group for EdinbR, come and catch up with the community on Matrix. Our talk this month will primarily be available on Matrix - along with session chat. We will also be running a stream to YouTube, if you are unable to join us on Matrix.

Our speakers are Andrew Collier and Joe Adams.

  • Andrew Collier is a former physicist who now runs a data science consultancy, Fathom Data. He spends an inordinate amount of time working in R and Python, but also likes to dabble in other technologies. Also likes to run. Twitter

  • Joe Adams currently leads a team of 2 Statisticians (including himself) focussed on making official statistics at National Records of Scotland more impactful and accessible. He has worked in various analytical roles at Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

emayili - A tidy package for sending emails from R

Andrew Collier

emayili is a library for easily sending emails from R. It has minimal dependencies and intuitive syntax. I’ll talk a little about email in general, what motivated me to build emayili and what I have learned along the way.

How the Scottish Government used R to build a COVID-19 dashboard

Joe Adams

The Scottish Government has used a range of evidence to inform decisions about COVID-19. Find out how this evidence was gathered into a single public facing dashboard to build transparency and public engagement. You will hear about specific technical decisions, our design process, and the lessons we learnt.

September 2021: lessons learned on emailing with R, and COVID-19 dashboards

Our speakers are Andrew Collier and Joe Adams

See you there!

Federico Andreis

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