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July Monthly Meetup

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 PM. The meet up will be in Room 1265 in the basement of North Quad on the Central Campus.

Parking: The nearest parking structures are Liberty Square, Thayer Street, and Maynard Street.

Getting in: The exterior doors lock after 5PM – but it seems that anyone with an MCard can get it. We will try to have someone at the plaza entry (click for map) on the corner of Huron and State streets to let people in.


6:30 – Socializing, help installing R

Bring your laptop and come ready to make new friends

6:45 – 5 things I wish I knew... (or want to know!)

What are the things you wish you knew when you first started using R?

If you are new to R, what is something you want to learn?

7:00 – Presentations

Introduction to knitr

knitr is a package for elegant, flexible, and fast dynamic report generation with R

Introduction to dates/times and the lubridate package

Lubridate makes it easier to work with dates and times by providing functions to identify and parse date-time data, extract and modify components of a date-time, perform accurate math on date-times, handle time zones and Daylight Savings Time.

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  • Ellis V.

    Thanks to everyone who was able to make it last night!

    I've posted code and data on github:

    July 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone interested in "Parallelism with R", here is a Parallel Programming Workshop that you may be interested in:

    July 17, 2014

  • Thomas K.

    Argh. I wanted to make it but was defeated by a long day at work - just leaving for home. Sorry to miss it - I shoulda updated my RSVP. See you all next time!

    July 17, 2014

  • mike

    FYI, there has been (another) location change for today's meetup. We are now in room 2245 at North Quad. If you are still interested, there's also couple of potbelly's sandwhichs left!

    July 17, 2014

    • Jeff S.

      Urg, just back home from wandering around North Quad trying to find you guys. I think I'll come to the August meeting instead.

      July 17, 2014

  • Victor

    Sry, I might not be able to make this meeting... but I would like to be posted if there are notes... but will attend next months meeting.'

    July 17, 2014

  • Victor

    Not sure if it's the same location but the art fair is going on this week.... Parking will be limited and most streets will be blocked off. So get there early or some other place to meet? Any thoughts......?

    July 14, 2014

    • Ellis V.

      The Art Fair was definitely a planning oversight – hopefully parking isn't too difficult for people. Although it is last minute, if someone can offer a better venue I would be glad to get further away from the chaos.

      July 15, 2014

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