Analysing Multistage Survey Data Using R

New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup
New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup
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466 Lexington Ave

466 Lexington Ave · New York, NY

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For the second talk in February we are very excited to have R Core member Thomas Lumley talking about the {survey} package.

For the February 4th talk with Kirill Müller please visit

Thank you to New York Presbyterian for hosting.

About the Talk:
Multistage surveys run by all levels of government and academic research groups are a rich source of data. Traditionally, their analysis involved specialised software (and even specialised hardware); one aim of survey research in recent decades has been to make survey analysis relatively boring, so that it can be done safely by people with domain expertise. I will talk about the R survey package, which just had its 16th birthday. The package allows for exploratory analysis and modelling, and supports research into more efficient estimation in two-phase samples.

About Thomas:
Thomas Lumley is originally from Australia, and was at the University of Washington in Seattle for 15 years. He is now Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include study design in epidemiology, semiparametric theory, computing and graphics, and genomics. Thomas blogs about statistics in the media at and about other topics at He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the American Statistical Association, and a member of R Core, and has taught short courses on R in thirteen time zones.

Pizza ( begins at 6:30, the talk starts at 7, then after we head to the local bar.