We're looking forward to the September edition of the Zurich R User Meetup.
06.15 pm Doors open
06.30 pm Introduction / Welcome by the organizing team
06.40 pm Talks (see below)
ca 07.45 - 09.00 pm Apéro
* blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown *
Thomas Lo Russo, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter @ Data Shop, Statistisches Amt des Kantons Zürich
Ever dreamed of having your own datablog or personal website and being able to publish R-code and R-generated outputs automatically to it?
If so, the R package *blogdown* (https://bookdown.org/yihui/blogdown/) is your tool of choice. *blogdown* allows you to create websites using R-Markdown and Hugo. Thomas will show an example and share experiences that he has gained while setting up the website for the TWIST-Hackdays: https://www.twist2018.ch/
( --> taking place on 25th & 26th of August 2018 in Zurich, - hope YOU have already registered: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/twist-2018-tickets-44099503803)
* # DBI: Recent developments in R's database interface *
Kirill Müller, Senior Consultant @ cynkra GmbH
During the last two years, Kirill was part of the "Improving DBI" and “Establishing DBI” projects, funded by the R Consortium. The projects included the completion of three database backends (RSQLite, RPostgres and RMariaDB), quite a few interface extensions, and a machine- and human-readable interface specification.
He'll present new features, talk about changes under the hood, and discuss interesting applications such as data manipulation and model prediction on the database.