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My Favorite Package – Lightning Talks

The 4800+ R packages on CRAN are one of the key benefits of the R environment. The big challenge for a beginneR, is finding what is useful for their work. This meeting will be a series of 10-minute “lightning talks” from our members on their favorite package.

CALL FOR TALKS: We need another 4-6 speakers. In your 10 minutes you could cover:

• Why this is my favorite package?

• How do I use it – what is my application area.

• History – how long has it been around, some background on author if known.

• Example of use – either live or slides. Note live is hard in a 10-minute lightning talk!

• What are gotchas? Alternate/related packages?



6:30 Doors open. Socializing & "help me with" Q&A

7:00 Introductions & Announcements

7:10 Talks begin

Talks thus far:

• Jim - Introduction to packages. General ideas; how to find what you need; getting help on packages.

• Michael Barton - reshape package.

• Karthik Ram - web data related packages.

• Bruce Ingram - arules package for market basket analysis & more.

• Harrison Decker - survival package applied to employee tenure (with some ggplot2 thrown in)

• Allan Miller - SQL, R, & sqldf package

• Harold Baize - googleVis

• Jim - randomForest: This first method I use for any new predictive analytics project. Examples from marketing.

8:30 Talks wrap-up. General Q&A, socializing.

9:00 out the door!

Any More? Please mail Jim with package you would like to present.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    some very good info was shared in these talks. Thanks to all the speakers.

    October 16, 2013

  • Katie

    Great! Good to meet others struggling with the same issues.

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to the organizers and the speakers for there talks, they were very helpful

    October 15, 2013

  • Jim P.

    Please email me with your lightning talk topic

    September 24, 2013

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