R for Analyzing Networks

Random networks are a hot topic. They can predict your most likely "friends" on Facebook, model the spread of disease, and predict failures in computer networks. R provides some of the world's best tools for estimating, evaluating, simulating, and visualizing random networks.

We have three speakers lined up for this evening:

  • Nick Switanek from Northwestern
  • Mike Siciliano from UIC
  • Adam Hogan from Design & Analytics

All three are doing very cool research with R and network analysis. Please join us when they explain what they do and how they do it.

As always, there will be beer and pizza, free of charge, and we have some great new give-aways. Hope to see you there!



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  • Satpreet S.

    Excellent presentations yesterday! Slides?

    2 · October 4, 2012

    • Paul T.

      Yes, we are planning to post the meet-up materials Real Soon Now. We're waiting on permission from one presenter, but I don't think there will be a problem.

      October 5, 2012

    • Chase C.

      Hi all, slides are now posted under "Files". Cheers!

      October 5, 2012

  • Nate De J.

    Well-organized, great setting, and two of the three talks were fantastic. Who knew you could do a goodness-of-fit test on a random network? Not me.

    October 4, 2012

  • Andrew K.

    Three good speakers showing how they've analyzed different kinds of relationship data.

    October 4, 2012

  • Cheenghee Masaki K.

    i was still not quite sure what the first presenter tried to do? but the second one was awesome! I have a second masters in biostat, but I am not familiar with network lit. So having some friendly introduction could help - at least let me know clearly what they tried to do.....

    October 4, 2012

  • Matt S.

    Great talks. I thought each speaker did a nice job of highlighting a particular aspect of graph analysis in R with only slight overlap.

    October 4, 2012

  • Justin S.

    For those waiting, I had a family event come up and I am changing my RSVP.

    If someone could send me a few notes (nothing fancy), I would greatly appreciate it.

    October 2, 2012

  • Alex N.

    this looks awesome. however I'll be out of town... if there is any chance of recording talk or posting slides or even just someone's notes... awesome...

    October 1, 2012

  • Daniel C.

    Well, it may be hard to convince the pub staff that, if you are under 21, you will only eat pizza... Not an issue for me but for a student it could be a concern. Better to check.

    October 1, 2012

    • Gene L.

      I've been to Jaks many times. They often card for the bar, but the meeting rooms are separate and don't sell alcohol. So, they don't card for the meeting room. If someone under 21 were to drink at the meetup, it could be a real problem for us and the bar, so I think we're also motivated to self-police.

      October 1, 2012

  • William C.

    Thanks for putting this together. My R is a little rusty. Will there be a R bootcamp in the future?

    September 23, 2012

    • Chase C.

      Hi William - Paul and I are planning a meetup oriented towards an introduction to R later this fall. In the mean time, this post is a very nice list of R resources that I'd recommend checking out: http://stats.stackexc...­. Feel free to contact me via email if you want to follow up.

      September 24, 2012

  • Domenico T.

    Do you have to be 21 for this event?

    September 22, 2012

    • Chase C.

      No - absolutely not! Chicago UseRs of all ages are welcome.

      September 22, 2012

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