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Thursday, September 10 • 14:00 - 15:15
Who said text isn't data? Text analysis for data journalists with R

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Is text "data" too? In this 1 hour session, you will learn how to use TidyText package for R statistical programming language in the RStudio development environment and turn text into newsworthy insights for your story. You will learn how to import texts into the environment and perform basic analyses for word usage in documents, how to analyse and visualise text and learn the basics of sentiment analysis. Experience with R, RStudio, and the Tidyverse is recommended, but not mandatory.

This is a demonstration, so we won't be fixing your errors, but if you would like to follow along, you can follow these instructions for installing Rstudio

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Adriana Homolová

ARENA / Follow The Money, Netherlands / Slovakia
Adriana is a freelance data journalist, trainer and public spending nerd. She coordinates the data skills training track on the Dataharvest conference and investigates the European Union for Follow The Money Bureau Brussel.

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Rui Barros

data journalist, Público
Portuguese data journalist currently working at Público. In a relationship with R, loves to build things on the web. The solo coder in his newsroom, dreaming about the day where he’ll be just one more on a data team, so he doesn't have to debug his code alone.

Thursday September 10, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST