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Our May Event! The May R-Ladies meetup took place on May 16, 2018 at Drexel’s LeBow School of Business. Thanks for hosting us again, Drexel, and thanks to our sponsors Datacamp and the R consortium! Our topic for May was version control using the popular resources Git and GitHub, and we focused on integrating version control with R. Intro Darina and I started with an example to illustrate the utility of version control in collaborating on a document or project over time.

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Our April Event! The April R-Ladies meetup was held on April 19th at Drexel. Thanks again to Drexel for hosting us and to DataCamp and the R consortium for sponsoring us! Our topic was an introduction to text mining in R using the first two chapters of “Text Mining with R” by fellow R-Lady(!) Julia Silge and David Robinson. There was a great group - including some new faces! Amy took us through the key concepts of the chapter and then we broke into groups to do some exercises together.

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Why do a new member survey? One of the goals of R-Ladies Philly is for the group to be focused on the needs and interests of its members. With this goal in mind, we created a survey to query members about meeting logistics and R experience level. This survey also provided a mechanism to collect emails in order to invite new members to our Slack channel. If you want to join us and fill out the survey, you can find it here: http://bit.

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Hello and thank you for visiting our brand-new R-Ladies Philly blog! For our first post, we are introducing the founding principles of our chapter and our goals moving forward. With that in mind, if you R ready, here we go! As you may already know, R-Ladies Philly is a chapter of the broader R-Ladies global organization. R-Ladies global seeks to promote gender diversity in the coding community by providing a collaborative network of R learners, mentors, and leaders.

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