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Exploratory Data Analysis with R - an introduction

Dear Toronto R user group,

I'm very pleased to announce the next Toronto R user’s group meeting. Our guest speaker, Boris Steipe from the Univesity of Toronto, will be giving an introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis methods with R.

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is an informal set of methods to explore patterns and discover structure and associations in datasets. Making extensive use of visualization techniques, EDA capitalizes on the unmatched pattern discovery abilities of human vision. This seminar, taught at an introductory level, should be well suited to bring a friend, and introduce them to the many perspectives of working creatively with data in R.

Speaker Bio:
Boris Steipe received his scientific education at the University of Munich and graduated with an MD and PhD degree. After joining the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany as a postdoctoral fellow in structural biology, he returned to the University to lead a research group in protein engineering at the University's Gene Center, where he habilitated in the Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy. Since 2001, he holds an appointment at the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Molecular Genetics of the University of Toronto; his current research interests focus on patterns in protein structure. He also directs the University's Undergraduate Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Boris has been a long-standing faculty member of the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops (, where he regularly teaches R workshops.

Venue kindly provided by my fellow co-organizer, Professor Murtaza Haider, at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.

The capacity for the room is about 60, so we’ll have to prioritize in order of sign-up for the meeting. There is no charge for this meeting.

When: Friday April 26, 2013 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Where: Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
55 Dundas Street West
Lecture Hall, 9th floor, Room TRS 3-119
Toronto, ON M5G 2H1

Please RSVP to this meeting here:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Leo Guelman.

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  • Jack G.

    Very informative!

    April 29, 2013

  • Chris Peressotti, P.Eng, P.

    This was an excellent presentation which was a great fit for my current work focus. I'm pretty well-versed in R so the first half-hour was mostly review; however, the EDA discussion was exactly what I needed.

    April 29, 2013

  • Brigitte

    Great overview of R's capabilities. Thanks.

    April 27, 2013

  • brett m.

    excellent. Boris Steipe rocks!

    April 27, 2013

  • Quang H.

    Looking forward to the meeting

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will come for sure

    April 13, 2013

  • Kevin C.

    Looking to use R more effectively and in new ways

    April 11, 2013

  • brett m.

    sounds very good!

    April 8, 2013

  • Philip D.

    Looking forward to it!

    April 8, 2013

  • Adrian H.


    April 8, 2013

  • Varinder Singh S.

    Looking forward for this session .

    April 8, 2013

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