Warm Up for R/Finance

Join us on Wednesday, May 14 for a great meet-up, just before the R/Finance Conference here in Chicago.

Josh Ulrich will explain how to profile your R code to discover its bottlenecks. Josh is a major contributor to R and a member of the R/Finance committee.

Dirk Eddelbuettel will preview his lightning talk, talking about caching data in Redis, the data store. Dirk is a familiar figure in the Chicago R community and also a member of the R/Finance committee.

Finally, Cliff  Clive will share his lessons on how to write clean code for R.

As always, there is free pizza courtesy of Revolution Analytics, our generous sponsor.

Doors open at 5:30. Talks start at 6:00. We'll see you at Jak's Tap!


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  • Mike W.

    Missed this but noticed that Chicago Chapter of American Statistical Association is having a lunch talk on finance at East Bank Club at noon next Tuesday. Not sure how much R will be presented...

    May 16, 2014

    • Paul T.

      There will be plenty of R, Mike. Chicago's own Peter Carl is discussing his Portfolio Analytics package. Should be great!

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Justin S.

      I registered for this, thanks!

      May 19, 2014

  • Mifnecap

    Looking for r users who would be interested in consulting work with expertise in quant modeling for a risk budgeting portfolio which is currently coded in excel. Would like to automate the model more.

    May 15, 2014

  • Christopher G.

    informative, met new R users which made the event useful

    May 14, 2014

  • Neil B.

    Management for a large general contractor in Chicago.Statistical data for historical pricing.

    May 10, 2014

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