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SSA Venables Award Winners 2022 seminar

  • 8 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)
  • Online

 The Statistical Computing & Visualisation section presents: SSA Venables Award Winners 2022 seminar: Software presentations from the three winners of the inaugural SSA Venables Award. We encourage groups to gather and join over lunch.

About this event


Tidy ABS data with readabs

Matt Cowgill

The ABS provides a range of high-quality official statistics. But downloading and importing into statistical software is not straightforward. The {readabs} R package provides tools to streamline the process of getting getting tidy ABS data into R.


Connecting to the Atlas of Living Australia with galah

Martin Westgate

The Atlas of Living Australia is an open repository storing >100 million records of Australian plants, animals and fungi. In 2021, the ALA launched galah, a new R package to support querying biodiversity databases using tidyverse principles. In this talk I will discuss the challenges and benefits of our approach, including experiments with non-standard evaluation, querying APIs from different sources, and the challenges of making changes to software with large user-bases.


The Vizumap R Package and VizumApp Shiny App

Lydia Lucchesi, Sam Nelson and Petra Kuhnert

Uncertainty is information often left off maps presenting areal data estimates. The Vizumap R package and VizumApp Shiny app are tools for making maps that include uncertainty. In this talk, we will briefly discuss the four mapping methods made available by the software and our approach to software development. We will showcase several applications of Vizumap and discuss next steps for maintaining and improving these open-source tools.

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