Attention R-Users in Wellington:
We are very pleased to advise the presentation of the second meeting of the Wellington R-Users Group. The R-Users Group reflects the community of R-Users within the Wellington area and is about profiling the breadth of the R statistical programming language, assisting users with tips and techniques and supporting the increased use of the language within analytical work. Everybody is very welcome, there are no membership requirements or registration fees, but attendees are encouraged to sign up to the Group on the above website for regular updates.
Non-Alcoholic drinks and potato chips provided.
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5:30 - 5:40 Meet & Greet and Big Hello
5:40 - 6:25 Using R with Large Datasets
Who Dr. Lisa Chen and/or Glenn Thomas
Focus R and ‘big data’ don’t always seem to be a good fit (at least for the community version of R) but there are situations when you just have to ‘make it work’. Actually, R can handle it much better than people anticipated. Come and listen to Lisa/Glenn for some practical tips, solutions and R packages which they have explored for a recent project that involved analysing (and making sense of) 15million + transactional records. The observed performance of some of those will be discussed. Insights from the audience who have had experience analysing large datasets in R are also welcome and encouraged for knowledge sharing.
Biography Lisa and Glenn are working as statisticians at Harmonic Analytics. Lisa has 10 years of experience in using R and is also an R trainer. Glenn is an undergraduate Statistics and Finance student at the university of Auckland with a keen interest in using R. Both Lisa and Glenn have had experience with tackling big data issues in R from previous Harmonic projects.
6:25 - 6:40 Tips and Tricks
Requests from Users Group Discussion PRIOR TO MEETING: Post Tips & Tricks Requests to http://www.meetup.com/Wellington-R-Users-Group-WRUG/
AT MEETING: Questions taken from floor
6:40 - 6:50 Next R-Users Group Meeting
Next Presentation Topic Sweave/KnitR – James Stanley, Biostatistical Services, University of Otago, Wellington
Questions for Audience: what would they like the presenter to focus the presentation on? What would you like to know?
6:50 - 7:00 Update on R-Users Group Formation
1. Proposed Face to Face Meeting Frequency
2. Overlapping Meeting Format
3. Presentation Topics