February R Meetup @ Simple!

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Jim Loring and Josh Reich, respectively, will be giving February's talks. See the tentative talk descriptions below. This will be our second meeting Simple; our last one was quite successful!

Thanks to Simple for hosting!

Jim Loring, National Park Service - "Water Quality in R - Revisited"

An example of water quality analysis using R. Using data gathered from Issaquah Creek near Issaquah, Washington and Johnson Creek in Portland, Jim will discuss the context in which the data was gathered, the R algorithm used, an interpretation of the results in the characterization of Issaquah and Johnson Creeks. The presentation illustrates a basic application of R in the management of natural resources and is a continuation of a R Talk given last October.

Josh Reich, Simple - "An Introduction to Machine Learning in R"

Josh will cover k-means, KNN, kernel methods, LDA, rpart & SVMs. A good introduction to techniques geared towards either those new to R or ML, which will draw heavily on material from EOSL.