As a continuation of our November 2010 talk Software tools for data analysis ( http://www.meetup.com/LAarea-R-usergroup/events/15077745/ -- video recording here: http://www.r-bloggers.com/RUG/2011/02/software-tools-for-data-analysis-an-overview/ ), we'll explore in more details Python as a tool/framework for data analysis and how that compares with R.
This will also be a joint meeting with the Southern California Python Interest Group ( http://socal-piggies.org/scp ).
1. Szilard Pafka: Python and R for data analysis - a comparison
2. Ryan Rosario: Scientific and numerical Python for statistics - ipython, numpy, scipy, matplotlib
3. Rob Zinkov: NetworkX - graph mining ang social network analysis with Python
4. Michael Pan: Medical image processing using Python
Also Grig Gheorghiu will shortly introduce the Southern California Python Interest Group and will talk about the opportunities you can have by visiting their meetings.
Please RSVP as places are limited.
Venue and starting time as usual: UCLA Boelter Hall Room 9413 (the lab), 6:30pm
Important message for first comers: Please consult the detailed venue information given at the first meeting as many people had difficulties finding the place the first time: http://www.meetup.com/LAarea-R-usergroup/events/10154603/