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.
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