DWP Digital tech talks: Data visualisation using R Studio

01 May @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Hippo Digital Ltd, 24-26 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT

As part of Leeds Digital Festival, DWP Digital is hosting a series of tech talks on 1st of May demonstrating how they are using design, data and technology to solve some of the UK’s biggest digital challenges.

The second talk of the series is “Data visualisation using R Studio”, happening from 12:30 – 14:30.

Attend to see some examples of data visualisation which enable evidence-based decision making in the development and improvement of digital services in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); and listen to the sharing of data scientists Penny Pegman and Paul Ainsworth of how they have used R Studio (open source data analysis software) to communicate insights from data for agile project development teams.

The session will cover:

  • A demo showing how they use the ‘rmarkdown’ package to create html web page reports with customised features.
  • Another demo showing how they use the ‘flexdashboard’ package to create dashboards to show key summary metrics

They will then share code to enable you to produce your own outputs if you have R Studio installed on your device, with various options that you can experiment with.

Those without R Studio on their device will be lead an interactive session to show more of the customisable features.