• A Dockerized development environment showing a sample Spark pipeline.

    Johnson County Library - Lenexa City Center

    Rohit will talk about Docker and Spark. Here's his description: "I have created a single node Dockerized development environment showing a sample Spark pipeline using Python API for RDD for reading and writing to HDFS. It includes history server to check the lineage, parsing sysstat metrics using AWK and charting the output using R. Everything is automated using a single make command. Please let me know if there is an interest for me to present it. A mobile friendly presentation, complete with source code is available on Github at the location copied below. https://askrht.github.io/spark-demo/" We have room for a second speaker. I realize it is short notice, but if you have something you want to present, just let me know. I will be there to help set up, but I have to leave before the meeting starts for a memorial service for a good friend of mine. I need someone to volunteer to pack up the projection equipment and hold on to it either until I can pick it up or until the next meeting.

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  • Two talks to be announced

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    I have one tentative speaker on Time Series models. I will publish more details, once this is confirmed. There is a second speaker's slot open. Contact Steve Simon if you want to volunteer.

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  • Creating publication quality tables using R Markdown and one other talk

    Johnson County Library - Lenexa City Center

    Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola, a post-doctoral fellow in the Community Health Research Group at UMKC will describe her work in producing publication quality tables using R Markdown. There is room for one additional speaker; please contact Steve Simon if you want to volunteer.

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  • Creating research posters with Pagedown, plus one other talk

    Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

    We have one talk confirmed, and a couple of tentative talks. Steve Simon will talk about creating research posters using Pagedown. Pagedown creates documents just like Markdown and Bookdown. The big difference is that Pagedown uses CSS rather than LaTeX to create these documents. Manipulating CSS is a lot easier than LaTeX and it is almost as powerful. The Pagedown package includes templates for resumes, letters, business cards, journal articles, and research posters.

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  • Dates and basic time series models

    Lackman Library

    We have two speakers. Rohit will review how R stores and manipulates dates and Steve will give a very basic introduction to univariate time series models.

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  • Overview of PowerBI and exploring the MIMIC-III database

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    Ali Khan will give an overview of Power BI and illustrate R intergration with Power BI. Here's the abstract that Ali provided me. "The session is designed to provide an overview of Microsoft’s Power BI and its ecosystem. We will highlight the operational languages used within Power BI. In the demo we will discuss how to connect/bring data into Power BI to develop data models, perform data cleansing by transforming data into stunning visuals and share them with colleagues on any device. The live demo should provide an insight into some of these features of Power BI. We will also integrate an R visual into the Power BI demo." Earl Glynn will talk on "Exploring MIMIC-III Critical Care Data Using PostgresSQL/tidyverse/dbplyr/dplyr". He has some preliminary ifo and files online in two different repositories: https://github.com/EarlGlynn/MIMIC-III-Getting-Started https://github.com/EarlGlynn/MIMIC-III-Exploration

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  • Cancelled due to snow!!!

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    Ali Khan will give an overview of Power BI and illustrate R intergration with Power BI. Here's the abstract that Ali provided me. "The session is designed to provide an overview of Microsoft’s Power BI and its ecosystem. We will highlight the operational languages used within Power BI. In the demo we will discuss how to connect/bring data into Power BI to develop data models, perform data cleansing by transforming data into stunning visuals and share them with colleagues on any device. The live demo should provide an insight into some of these features of Power BI. We will also integrate an R visual into the Power BI demo." Earl Glynn will talk on "Exploring MIMIC-III Critical Care Data Using PostgresSQL/tidyverse/dbplyr/dplyr". He has some preliminary ifo and files online in two different repositories: https://github.com/EarlGlynn/MIMIC-III-Getting-Started https://github.com/EarlGlynn/MIMIC-III-Exploration

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  • Introductory talks about RStudio

    Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room)

    We have tentatively lined up two speakers to give introductory talks about RStudio, an integrated development environment for R. Watch here for more details.

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  • Super Pi: building a cluster computer using Raspberry Pis

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    This is a planning meeting, but if you have a Raspberry Pi cluster, bring it to show off. The goal of this meeting is to plan for the development of a new users group, Super Pi-KC, dedicated to teaching and learning about cluster computing using the Raspberry Pi and other small scale computers. I'm open to suggestions on how this group might work, but to start off the discussion, I've outlined some of my ideas at http://blog.pmean.com/super-pi/. I will give a short presentation about the small steps I have taken so far with my cluster of three Pis, and if anyone else is interested in sharing what they know about cluster computing, I'll put you on the agenda. Send me an email, or leave a message on meetup.com.

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  • Beginner's session for R

    Johnson County Library, Leawood Pioneer

    Specific topics to be determined. Beginner's meetings cover fundamental aspects of R that everyone needs to know in order to work with R. Advanced topics cover more specialized features, and are intended to show the breadth and power of R. Advanced users are always welcome at the beginners meetings; you would be surprised at what even an experienced R programmer can learn. Beginning users are always welcome at advanced topic meetings; you can gain a lot by seeing how others are using R, even in areas you have not worked in.

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