fbpx Open Source Data Tools for Policy and Design: Using R for Data Visualization | Harvard Kennedy School
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Date and Location

October 4, 2022
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Wexner 434b



​This is the first in a three-part series of data
visualization workshops jointly taught by the Harvard Kennedy School
Library and the Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
We will be hosting each workshop twice: once at HKS and once at GSD.

Instructors are James Adams (Manager of Research & Data Services,
HKS Library) and Bruce Boucek (GIS, Data, & Research Librarian,
Loeb Library at GSD).

In this hands-on workshop, we will introduce data sets we will use
throughout our series and use the R programming language to import and
visualize the data. Using R’s popular ggplot2 package, we will cover
basic principles and practices for creating effective data
visualizations. We will create a variety of plots using techniques that
you will be able to use to visualize your own data.

We want to begin promptly, so please make sure to download and install both of the following prior to the workshop:

Can't make it to this workshop? We're teaching it again at GSD on October 6.

HKS registration for next two workshops the series:

GSD registration for next two workshops in series:

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Speakers and Presenters

​James Adams - Manager of Research & Data Services, HKS Library

Bruce Boucek - GIS, Data, & Research Librarian, Loeb Library at GSD