May 30, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
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MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT
The R Programming Language
From Wikipedia, R is a free software programming language and a software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Polls and surveys of data miners are showing R's popularity has increased substantially in recent years.
In the upcoming Tech Talk, I’ll go over basic R programming with some examples. Specifically, I will cover performance metrics code that I developed while at Oracle Corporation in order to determine with some statistical certainty that a code change in Weblogic JMS had a positive impact on performance. I will discuss how to embed R code within Bash, Perl or Python scripts.
BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT
Basic Shell Scripting
Brian will discuss basic shell scripting using bash to help facilitate understanding of the main topic of the R programming language.
Dr. Brian Marshall, Brian for short, currently works for Guidewire Software based out of San Mateo (San Francisco) as a Senior Implementation Architect. Guidewire specializes in Software for Insurance Companies and has three flagship products: PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and ClaimCenter.
Prior to working at Guidewire Software, Brian worked at Oracle on the Weblogic Messaging and Infrastructure Team and before that for Lockheed Martin at the X-Lab where he co-developed an Integration Framework that is widely used in MDA (Missile Defense Agency) projects
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