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Robert Hijmans will be our speaker.

In his talk, Professor Hijmans will provide a brief overview of spatial data analysis (including aspects of point pattern analysis, geostatistics, inference, modeling, and remote sensing) and discuss how this has been implemented in R, through packages such as sp, spatstat, gstat, spdep, and rgdal. He will highlight some more recent developments that allow manipulating polygon geometries (the rgeos package) and processing of very large raster data sets (the raster package).

Robert Hijmans is an associate professor in the department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California - Davis. He teaches courses on quantitative geography, GIS, and ecological modeling. To support his research on natural resource use and conservation he has produced global spatial data sets (e.g. worldclim, gadm), and spatial data analysis software, including a number of R packages.


6:30 pizza and networking

7:00 Announcements

7:10 Talk begins

8:30 Event ends

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  • James P.

    Some fantastic #rstats R guru courses coming up in June. R for #SAS users, #ggplot2, and R package development:

    May 16, 2012

  • Jim S.

    Good food, good venue, good speaker.

    May 9, 2012

  • Gary M.

    The presentation was well constructed and delivered. Hearing from an innovator like Robert is a treat.

    May 9, 2012

  • igor p.

    Very interesting. I wrote my first R program while listening to the speaker.

    May 9, 2012

  • Jeff N.

    The talk was interesting, though some parts were a bit hard to follow for those of us not used to working with spatial data. I also would have preferred a couple deeper examples rather than many short vignettes.

    May 9, 2012

  • Mike T.

    Very interesting talk. Coming in with no background in spatial statistics, I know feel I have a general sense of what the field is about, and how I can use it to takle questions that may come up in my work.

    And free pizza!

    May 9, 2012

  • Joseph R.

    Many thanks to the folks at Intuit for so graciously hosting such a large meetup group, and to our speaker Robert Hijmans.

    May 9, 2012

  • Olivia L.

    No recording, no replay -- sorry.

    May 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation, great intro to spatial capabilities using R and applications of geo-based analytics

    May 9, 2012

  • Sree V.

    olivia, would you be recording this session and playing for us, later, here in valley ?!

    May 9, 2012

  • Madana B.

    Nice talk.

    May 8, 2012

  • Olivia L.

    Some people asked, so here's a link to "A Crash Course in R Programming" -- 4 hours of R fun that I'll be teaching at the UseR Conference in Nashville next month:

    If anyone has the contact info for the person looking for R help with the Heritage Health Prize, could you PM me? Thx!

    May 8, 2012

  • Antonio P.

    Bill and Mike, I am going to be in the East side parking lot. There is a chance of somebody else doing the driving, another R package author, I hope that's alright. Tina, sorry no 2 < 3 as of R 2.15

    1 · May 8, 2012

  • Tina R.

    I would like to take you up on this as well. Will you have enough room?

    May 8, 2012

  • Mike T.


    I will also meet you at Rockridge BART at 5:30. (I also sent you a PM)


    May 8, 2012

  • Bill

    Antonio-- Thanks so much. Will meet you at Rockridge BART with a big "R" on my forehead!

    May 8, 2012

  • Antonio P.

    I am offering a ride for 1 or 2 people from Rockridge BART, leaving 5:30 returning right after the meeting ends. Any takers?

    May 8, 2012

  • Alec D.

    No Waiting List?

    April 29, 2012

  • steven m.

    raster rocks.

    April 27, 2012

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