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Ed G.

Organizer

Location:

Houston, TX

Organizer since:

November 1, 2010

Do you use R for professional, academic, or personal projects?

Professional and personal

What level of experience with R do you have (novice, moderate, expert)?

Upper level novice. I have extensive programming experience, but have only used R on some simple personal and professional projects (primary experience was with Java, C++, and perl).

What R topics would you like to see presentations on?

Time series, econometrics, graphics, rmetrics, monte carlo analysis

What R topics would you be willing to give presentations on?

ESS, R workflows, coding best practices, Sweave, normality tests, regexes

What would you like to get out of this group?

A deeper understanding of R, and a better grasp of what packages are out there to accomplish different tasks. I'd also be interested in tips and tricks on data visualization, data cleaning and best practices for statistical projects.

Introduction

Portfolio Manager for a deep value investment portfolio specializing in special situations (M&A, liquidations, spinoffs). Primarily use R to graph small datasets and do some simple statistical test (normality, serial correlation, etc.)


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