We are thankful to the Statistical Methods and Computing Service SMCS at UCL and to Christian Ritter in particular for hosting this new RBelgium meeting. Sandwiches will be provided to the participants.
Here is the agenda:
Christian Ritter (Prof. at UCL)
Title: The Belgian BeeR Challenge
An idea to create a Belgian R package containing small useful extensions for everyday use.
Has the following ever happened to you?
You found a nice method in R, for example running medians (runmed) to
quickly filter out some extreme values, just to discover that it doesn't accept the 'na.rm' argument and breaks on missing cells? There are many
functions in many packages which break on 'real life' and we always have
to write our own little routines around them to do what we want.
So I bet that you have already written many little functions to extend
what is provided by default. They are somewhere on your computer, maybe
assembled in some sort of folder or even converted into a private
package. I have a challenge for you: Let's share them, document them,
and package them to share them. Let's brew BeeR, the Belgian extensions
What should be the reward for those who participate? A nice dinner per
year with good beer?
Let's talk about it on 15 March
Pierre Dupont (Prof. at UCL)
- UCL Machine learning group presentation
- R for machine learning and in research
Eric Lecoutre (Senior Consultant at Business & Decision)
Title: RT: #tweets analysis with R - #text-mining flavor
Description: Idea is to show how R can be effectively used for text-mining in particular in the context of tweets analysis.
Hope to see you there.
The RBelgium team.