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Michael Kane, Esper Package, and More!

For our May meeting, we'll have Michael Kane present on the Esper package. We'll also have Jeffrey Breen for our opening talk this month on Databases. As per usual, our opening talk is aimed at new users and teaching more introductory concepts in R.

All levels are welcome and are encouraged to attend. Bring your questions!



  1. Pizza and networking
  2. Introductory talk by Jeffrey Breen on Databases for new R users
  3. Michael Kane presenting on the Esper package


Michael Kane's Abstract:

As R users we have access to an elegant and expressive syntax for performing computational tasks as well as a wide variety of high-quality packages providing cutting-edge analysis methods.  However, the R language is generally not well-suited for real-time, event-based, stream processing.

Esper is a powerful Java-based open-source library for CEP.   While complex event processing (CEP) filters are well-suited to provide this functionality, they lack R's rich library of analytical methods.

This talk introduces the Esperr package which marries the expressiveness and sophisticated analytics of R with the high-performance event processing capabilities of Esper. Using esperr, R programs can set up and invoke CEP filters that act on high-volume, real-time streams.

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  • Carl H.

    I always learn a lot from Michael (I heard his bigMemory presentation last year), and this meetup was no exception. Great talk.

    May 5, 2011

  • Josh P.

    Amazing talks by Michael Kane and Jeffrey Breen.
    Tangible and applicable! Thank you!

    May 4, 2011

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