The Digital Humanities Lab sponsored a text analysis workshop with Matthew Jockers, Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jockers based the workshop on the first few chapters of his new book Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature. (You can view an electronic version of this book in Yale’s online catalog.) The concepts and techniques covered included word frequency, token distribution, and correlation.
The workshop was held in Bass Library, L01.
SESSION ONE (3:30pm–4:45pm) covered: the R computing environment, R console vs. RStudio, basic text manipulation in R, word frequency
SESSION TWO (5:00pm–6:30pm) entailed: dispersion plots, Correlation, bonus material (time permitting)