R for reporting

Target Audience:

This talk translates a standard reporting workflow into R – it’s good for anyone involved with making reports!


R is for data science! Or is it? R is actually a really nice, practical language that you can use to do ETL and reporting. You can do it for free and you don’t even need a Coursera course in stats to be able to use it.

In this talk, we’re going to look at how we can get started using R for reporting.

We’ll look at building dashboards, from connecting to our database, wrangling our data, to presenting good looking charts back to the user.

Why I Want to Present This Session:

R is a tool that can be added to a lot of toolbelts – it doesn’t have to be scary.

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2 Comments. Leave new

Howdy ma’am. Ah, I like where you’re going with defining the audience, but I’m torn on that first paragraph. I know where you’re going – you’re saying that a typical boss says that stuff, but on casual read, it doesn’t read like a quote. It might be better like this:

When bosses read something about AI and R, they tell you, “I’ve heard about this new thing called R. Apparently everyone’s using it so we need to. Make me something using it, by tomorrow.”

My first thought was, ‘This session is actually for the bosses, too” – but that’s not right. You’ve got technical content in there in the last paragraph (installing, connecting, building) and I wouldn’t change it. Good job there.

The abstract submission process doesn’t let you put images in the abstract, but now that it’s live, you can add images, I think. This might be one of those sessions that benefits massively from a couple of reports pictures showing here’s what we’re going to end up with before the session’s over.


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