Join the Political Economy Research Group in their upcoming online workshop by alumnus Akos Mate (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence).
Requirement: basic knowledge of R.
Zoom link available here.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP / The workshop is going to give a gentle and practical introduction to the ggplot2 data visualization package for R. The ggplot2 package is the golden standard of data visualization tools in the R ecosystem and it is used widely in academia and industry (e.g.: charts you see in the Financial Times, BBC, FiveThirtyEight publications use ggplot). We will cover how to create basic graphs, such as scatter plots, bar charts, histograms, density plots or line charts and how to modify elements of the plots. The workshop will give you a solid basis for starting to explore the package and create your own custom plots. If there is interest, we can also cover more specialized cases, such as networks, maps and heatmaps. In this case, please contact by writing an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Basic knowledge of R is assumed. The materials will be uploaded to this github repository: https://github.com/aakosm/ceu_perg_ggplot2
BIO / AKOS MATE IS A COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENTIST DOING RESEARCH AT THE POLTEXTLAB, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE. HE ALSO WORKS AS A CONSULTANT AT THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). AKOS RECIEVED HIS PHD IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY IN 2019. HIS MAIN RESEARCH INTEREST IS THE APPLICATION OF QUANTITATIVE TEXT ANALYSIS AND OTHER BIG DATA METHODS IN THE POLITICAL ECONOMY FIELD. HE EMPLOYS A WIDE VARIETY OF METHODS IN HIS RESEARCH, PARTICULARLY AUTOMATED TEXT ANALYSIS (AND ATTACHED VARIOUS MACHINE LEARNING APPROACHES), NETWORK ANALYSIS AND MORE TRADITIONAL ECONOMETRIC TECHNIQUES. HE TEACHES SOME OF THESE METHODS IN R AS WELL.