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San Diego R meetup TONIGHT

From: Derren B.
Sent on: Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:43 AM
Reminder: Our next meeting is tonight!

When: Thursday, April 22,[masked]:30 PM

Topic: Expanding R's Functionality: Creating Custom R Packages

Speaker: Scott Wallihan

3595 John Hopkins Court
San Diego, CA 92121

The San Diego R Users Group will be meeting on Thursday, April 22, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Sequenom. (Prior RSVP requested; please see below).

Our speaker, Scott Wallihan, will be covering how to expand R's functionality through custom packages. This topic will be covered over two meetings. In our April meeting, we will cover the basics of creating R packages in standard R code, and also in C and C++. In the following meeting, we will cover how to write high-performance R packages using multithreaded C/C++ programs, and also CUDA, enabling R programs to leverage the highly parallel computational power of NVIDEA's GPU compute devices, including ordinary video cards.

Scott Wallihan has taught the R programming course (among other subjects) at UCSD extension. His interests included high performance computing, neural networks and 3D data visualization. He also holds Oracle?s certification as an Oracle Certified Professional DBA, and has many years of experience designing and developing applications in the biotechnology community.

To attend this meeting, please RSVP to Vivian Huang at Sequenom. She can be reached at vhuang at scmmlab dot com, or you can reach her at (858) 353-1370. Please note that the doors will be locked after hours ? it may be necessary to call Vivian?s cell to be let in. Sequenom is located at 3595 John Hopkins Court. The entrance is in the back ? if you park in or near the visitor parking, you will be close.

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