userR Group Meetup - with Live Stream

For the next meetup, we're looking forward to three talks that promise to be very interesting. 

Drop by and spread the word!

The meetup will be live streamed at:
So if you can't make it in person, feel free to watch us online!


R and MongoDB, Dr. Markus Schmidberger, comSysto 

For real big data analyses you have to access your data in your preferred database on the fly. In this talk I will give a short overview about the available R connections to MongoDB, statistical challenges growing from NoSQL and present some big data analyses using R and MongoDB.

*An Introduction to Analytical Web Scraping with R, Janko Thyson, KU Eichstätt

An introduction to how information presented on publicly available websites can be automatically retrieved and systematically processed with R in order to gain insights that provide an additional value for certain analytical company tasks such as market monitoring.

*Speed up your R algorithms by using the GPU, Dr. Lars Haferkamp, comSysto

The use of graphical processing units (GPUs) has recently advanced different areas in computer science, such as automatic speech recognition and cryptography, and lead to a use of new or different algorithms.
GPU computing is nowadays available on most standard computers, as for example Nvidia delivers with its CUDA architecture a common access to GPU computing.
We want to show how to speed up your R algorithms by using the GPU. Starting with simple tasks as vector and matrix operations and advancing to machine learning algorithms as support vector machines (SVM).


comSysto GmbH will support the meeting with location, drinks and snacks.

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  • Benno P.

    nice as always :), interesting talks

    1 · November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Videos will be available shortly in comsysto .tv

    November 5, 2013

  • Markus C.

    Hi, did you record the presentations as well? Unfortunately the battery of my iphone went low after the second presentation and during the session the sound was off? Did someone else had the same problems? But was good streaming, so this makes after work traffic jam more exiting.

    November 5, 2013

  • Paul S.

    Nice meeting. Thanks!

    November 4, 2013

  • Markus S.

    nice talks and good discussion

    November 4, 2013

  • Cindy L.

    Two interesting technical talks, looking forward to more applied usecases.

    November 4, 2013

  • Benedikt K.

    Danke für die gute Organisation und die guten Vorträge. Installiere rmongodb gerade auf meinem Rechner :-)

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Markus S.

    slides of my talk available at

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Markus S.

    no, everything for free :-) Looking forward to meet you this evening.

    November 4, 2013

  • Sanjiv U.

    do I have to pay any fees for attending ?

    November 4, 2013

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