Past Meetup

LA East R Users: HPC with R and R Markdown

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Talk 1: An Introduction to R Markdown
Speaker: Sep Dadsetan, PhD

We're going to spend some time getting to know one of the most versatile and useful packages in the R universe, RMarkdown! Join me as we explore what this package is for, what it can do, and why it is a major differentiator to Jupyter. If time permits, we may even explore how to create your own R blog!

Talk 2: A brief introduction to using R for high-performance computing
Speaker: George G. Vega Yon

While the R programming language was not developed for High Performance Computing (think about the ‘for’ loops!), thanks to its always thriving community of users, there are several ways in which R can be used to perform HPC. In this presentation, I will give you a general overview of HPC in R with a particular focus on multi-core processing (i.e. no big data for now), and introduce some of the available tools for enhancing your R code. The presentation will include some examples using the 'parallel' package, Rcpp, and Rcpp(Armadillo) + OpenMP.

6:30: Socializing
7:00-8:00: Talks
8:00: Socializing

Room 115/116
2001 N. Soto St.
Los Angeles, CA 90032