Last Thursday I had the pleasure to attend the Tokyo R user group meeting. And what a fun meeting it was! Over 40 R users had come together in central Tokyo. Yohei Sato, who organises the meetings, allowed me to talk a little about the recent developments of the googleVis package.
Thankfully all talks were given in English:
- Takashi J. Ozaki presented on Visualisation of Supervised Learning with
- Shinichi Takayanagi showed how rMaps can be used to visualise geographical data of trading bitcoins.
- Shota Yasui used a motion chart to visualise the demand and supply cycles of salmons in Norway.
- Daisuke Ichikawa demonstrated that R can also be used to keep us motivated by saying ‘yeah’, or better use data to produce music that sounds like a 25 year old Gameboy.
Following the meeting the user group had booked a pub around the corner for a few drinks and some food. Brilliant!
|Delicious chicken steaks and rice porridge|
The next morning, as I woke up in on the 23rd hotel floor in Shinjuku I felt that my bed was moving. I am sure it was the earthquake, but what a weird feeling it was with a little hangover.