The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Investigating Data with R

R is a free open-source statistical computing language that will save you time whether you’re scraping, querying, analysing or presenting your data.

How to use R & RStudio for your investigations

To begin we’ll take a tour around RStudio, import some data and learn some basic functions for getting to grips with our datasets.

We’ll then start using R for some data wrangling and learn how to sort, filter, join and carry out other functions in R that will allow you to identify trends in the data for storytelling.

Why R?

Timo Grossenbacher, Programmer / Reporter for SRF Data, the data journalism unit of Swiss Radio & TV, based in Zurich, discusses Why Journalists Should Start Using R

Technical Requirements

You will need a laptop to attend this course. Instructions will be sent as to what you’ll need downloaded closer to the time.

26 January 2019 – Investigating Data with R

Investigating Data with R

Caelainn Barr

Caelainn Barr is Editor of Data Projects at the Guardian. She has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, Bloomberg and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She is a graduate of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School in New York.
  • 26 January 2019 10.00–17.00
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London