CABE Webinar: Reproducible and adaptable workflows using StatCan data in R

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Tuesday 14 January 2020, 13:00 - 14:30


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Reproducible and adaptable workflows using StatCan data in R


Statistics Canada data form the backbone of most economic analysis. We will demonstrate how to access, analyze and visualize this data with reproducible workflows, where we can effortlessly re-run an analysis or visualization when new data becomes available. Adaptable and reproducible workflows greatly increase productivity, enable transparency and reduce errors. The workshop will focus on regular StatCan economic tables, formerly referred to as CANSIM, and also show how to integrate census data for less-frequent but finer geographic breakdowns.

The workshop will assume only very basic prior exposure to R, and the code examples will be available during and after the workshop.


About our speaker
Jens von Bergmann holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is the president of MountainMath Analytics and Software, where he has worked with diverse datasets centred around demographics, housing, and transportation. He authored several R packages, including the {cancensus} and {cansim} packages that we will be using in this workshop.

The webinar will be delivered using WebEx technology. This requires that you have Java enabled on your computer and Internet access. Slides will be made available after the presentation.  Sound will be available through a phoneline (recommended- much better quality of sound) and through the computer (mute your computer if using the phone).  Questions can be posted through the WebEx Chat during the presentation.  The phone lines will be open for discussion at the end of the formal presentation.

Login instructions will be sent before the event to all registered subscribers and included with registration information.  You are welcome to have multiple persons attend a session at your organization using one registration. 


Date: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Presentation and Q&A: 1:00 to 2:30pm ET
Cost:  National Members $0, Local Members $20, Non-Members $50.

We look forward to "seeing" you at this event
Bonnie Lemcke
President of CABE



Canadian Association for Business Economics