Cascadia R Conference - Portland - June 3

Posted: May 08, 2017

Scott Came, Cascadia Analytics Principal, will give a lightning talk at the inaugural Cascadia R Conference in Portland, Oregon, on June 3.

In the five-minute session, Scott will show a technique he used in Data for Democracy's Election Transparency initiative to use R spatial packages to create a best-fit mapping of Alaska election precincts to county equivalents (boroughs and census areas) in Alaska. The talk will demonstrate how it is relatively easy to perform powerful manipulations of spatial objects in R, in order to enable data aggregations in cases where dimensional rollups are unavailable from government sources.

We are excited to support the growth of the R user community in the Pacific Northwest, and look forward to seeing friends and colleagues in Portland!