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[Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 Mar. Talk+Tutorial: "GNU R"

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] MFS Meeting. Tue, 21 Mar. Talk+Tutorial: "GNU R"
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:02:59 +0000
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* Event: Manchester Free Software's March Meeting

* Talk+Tutorial: GNU R
* Speaker: Michael Dorrington

* Date: Tuesday, 21st March 2017 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
* Start time: 19:00
* Finish time: 20:30 (and then on for social)

* Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory).
  - http://madlab.org.uk/
* Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
  - Opposite "Common" on Edge Street, Northern Quarter.
  - http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/53.48413/-2.23639

== Details ==

The purpose of Manchester Free Software is to promote the Free Software

Every meeting we start with an opportunity for informal key signing.
For an explanation of what this is about see:

=== Talk+Tutorial ===

GNU R is a widely used free software system for data analysis including
statistics and visualisation.

The talk+tutorial will include:

* introduction to programming;
* programming in GNU R;
* GNU R statistical analysis;
* GNU R graphics;
* using GNU R extensions (R "packages");
* using ggplot2 (a "Grammar of Graphics" implementation).

This will be a talk plus a tutorial which you can follow along with.  If
you wish to follow along to the tutorial then beforehand please install
GNU R core plus GNU R's recommended packages along with the CRAN
packages ggplot2 and TeachingDemos.  On a Debian based system these can
be installed by doing:

apt-get install r-base r-cran-ggplot2 r-cran-teachingdemos

For more help on installing GNU R see the "GNU R FAQ - How can R be


Questions and discussion are welcome during talk+tutorial.

More information:

* https://www.r-project.org/
* https://cran.r-project.org/package=ggplot2
* https://cran.r-project.org/package=TeachingDemos
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(programming_language)

If you have experience of using GNU R then please consider giving a
lightning talk at the meeting.

== Event Planning ==

MFS will have a stall at the "Heaven on Earth" festival on 22 April at
Halle Saint Peters in Ancoats.  The festival opens at midday and goes on
until 11pm.  After the Talk+Tutorial we will organise what we are doing
on the day including who is helping out.

== After-meeting ==

The meeting will be followed by informal discussion and socialising in
the Terrace (which is next door to Madlab).  There are non-alcoholic
drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol.

== Location ==

The meeting will take place at the usual venue of Madlab, details above.

== Transport ==

=== Parking ===

Around the venue there are parking meter bays that become zero cost
after 8pm on Tuesday so you will have to pay up until then and the
maximum stay is 2 hours BUT MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY ALL THIS on parking.

There are paid parking lots around the venue, they are marked by a blue
P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab
<http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/53.4843/-2.2365>.  Most of those
parking lots are owned by NCP <http://www.ncp.co.uk/>.

If you can’t decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale

=== Public Transport ===

Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram and bus station,
and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab,
see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab

Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach
Station are not too far away either.

== More Information ==

Information about Manchester Free Software can be found on the
Manchester Free Software pages on LibrePlanet

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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