RBelgium meeting 3

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.

Description:
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
to R.

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.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent meeting, very interesting - looking forward to see pointers to the various things discussed. Does the Rbelgium google group exist already?

    One note - I've been working with Shiny quite a lot, and I disagree a bit with Eric - I believe it's suitable to realize even rather complex and interlinked interfaces. I am happy to share the little I know with whomever may need a hand to start. (You can also find me in the shiny-discuss google group)

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Brecht, I thought myself about offering to give a shiny talk - unfortunately, I'm moving to the Belgian/French border and am unsure whether I'd be able to participate next time. If there's still time, we can see in one months - how does that sound?

      March 17, 2013

    • Brecht D.

      No problem Luca, I will get back to you in April..

      Cheers,
      Brecht

      March 17, 2013

  • Istvan H.

    Thanks all for a great meetup. I'm looking forward to the presentations and the next meetups.

    Cheers,
    Istvan

    March 17, 2013

  • Eric L.

    I send my slides plus the first basic R code to Jean-Christophe.
    What would be the easiest way to share it?

    March 17, 2013

  • Michiel Van H.

    My first meetup. Relaxed ambience, friendly people and interesting presentations. Even for someone who's relatively new to R.

    March 16, 2013

  • Jelena

    Hey, I am going to have to miss this meeting. Just not finding a convenient way to get to Louvain-la_Neuve from my place south of Leuven. There is a train station here in Heverlee, but I don't see a route that gets closer then 6km to this address. :( Sorry, ya'll have fun!

    March 15, 2013

    • Jean-Christophe P.

      Yes the train connections were not ideal to get there...but had you said t earlier you could have got a lift from Brussels...

      March 16, 2013

    • Brecht D.

      Hi Jelena, sorry to hear you could not make it.. For future meetings, we would like to promote carpooling through our website. Hopefully this will allow everyone to attend the meetings without having to rely on the NMBS/SNCB..

      March 16, 2013

  • Christian R.

    Small correction: The room for the meeting is C-319 and not D-319. I'll put up a sign in the hallway.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to join and meet other useRs. My participation is conditional on my presence in Belgium on that date - not yet 100% sure...

    January 16, 2013

  • Eric L.

    If you want, I can present some stuff about tweets analyses with R

    January 16, 2013

  • Mike F

    looking forward to it!

    January 15, 2013

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