What we're about

We will be meeting monthly to:

hear talks on R-related topics
sharing knowledge and experience
provide R beginners with an opportunity to meet more experienced users
discover the power of R as a serious, general and industrial strength data mining, analysis, visualisation and reporting tool, for use in commerce, government and other fields
see case studies of real-life R applications in industry
disocover related commodity, open source and free tools
meet experts in specific R packages, techniques and applications

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I like wine. I like wine data. I don't understand wine reviews. What makes a wine good or bad, according to the professionals? We’re going to take 130 thousand wine reviews and train a fancy model to find out. We’ll use Locally Interpretable Model-agnostic Explanations (LIME) to describe how the model treats individual reviews, complete with a Shiny interface. Is it a good thing for wine to have the “aromas of tennis ball and chalk”? Should you bring that bottle to a dinner party if it tastes like “a pot of stewed prunes”? Let’s find out! Dr. David Neuzerling is a Melbourne-based data scientist. After finishing his doctorate in abstract algebra he jumped ship to industry. He’s used data to tell stories in finance, utilities and sales, and likes to make machine learning understandable to humans. Apart from being a data nerd, David likes dogs, fountain pens, and improvisational comedy.

Past Events

BeerOps 2018 Year-End Celebration, 5th of Dec

Royal Melbourne Hotel

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