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When & Where
Fri, May 8, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Remote (Zoom information forthcoming)
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Since 1790, the US Census has been THE source of data about American people, providing valuable insights to social scientists and humanists.  Mapping these data by census geographies adds more value by allowing researchers to explore spatial trends and outliers.  This workshop will introduce three key packages for streamlining census data workflows in R: tigristidycensus and tmap.  Participants will learn how to download census tabular data for one or more geographic aggregation units or years, download the associated census geographic data and then join these data for analysis and mapping.


Github Repo: https://github.com/dlab-berkeley/Census-Data-in-R

Technology Requirements: 

Bring a laptop with R, RStudio and the following R packages installed: sp, sf, rgdal, rgeos, raster, ggplot2, and tmap, tigris and tidycensus.

Knowledge Requirements:

 R experience equivalent to the D-Lab R Fundamentals workshop series is required to follow along with the tutorial. Basic knowledge of census data and geospatial data will be very helpful.

Primary Tool: 
Training Host: 
D-lab Facilitator: 
Patty Frontiera
Format Detail: 
Remote, hands-on, interactive
Participant Technology Requirement: 
Laptop, Internet connection, Zoom account

Basic Competency

These workshops are designed for participants with beginner fluency. They already have a little coding, tool or method experience but need to learn more intermediate applications such as conditional subsetting and appropriate data visualizations for their research. 

Examples: Introduction to Pandas, R-wrang, Data Visualization with Python, R-graphics, Survey Sampling, Weighting Data, Introduction to Qualtrics, Finding Health Statistics and Data, Data Viz Theory and Best Practices, Python Machine Learning, Machine Learning in R, Intro to Computational Text Analysis, Geospatial Fundamentals in Python/sf/QGIS/ArcGIS, Intermediate Tableau

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