August 7, 2012 · 6:15 PM
Please join us as we welcome Carlos Scheidegger from AT&T Labs as he presents his joint work with Simon Urbanek, also from AT&T Labs.
This talk will present ongoing work on an R-based EDA environment on a modern web browser. As organizations and businesses become more data-driven, EDA becomes increasingly important. In large organizations, sharing derived data, experiments, graphics and visualizations is still a hard problem, and is addressed mainly by stand-alone version-control systems. In contrast, we envision a system where users collaborate with each other fluidly, moving from a full-fledged R command prompt to integrated code search among all users to a simplified "pick your analysis, visualization and data" view. In this environment, sharing a new dataset, analysis or visualization should be as easy as creating it. We will show the current state of the tool via live demos.
As always there will be pizza starting at 6:15pm, though this time we will be trying something a little different. Most people in this group know my affinity for pizza. So for each meetup we are going to order from a different place and we ask that you answer a quick poll (probably through the Meetup iOS/Android app) on how you like the pizza. After the talk, around 8:30pm, we'll head to the bar, most likely Central Bar.