Past Meetup

Whose Scat Is That? An 'Easily Digestible' Intro to Predictive Modeling & caret!

Hosted by R-Ladies London

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Max Kuhn, author of the popular caret package (training Regression & Classification models), and Director of Non-Clinical Statistics at Pfizer Global R&D in Connecticut, US will be running a special tutorial especially for R-Ladies whilst visiting the UK for a conference!

This is a unique opportunity, and will be of particular value to Intermediate R users+ who want to learn about predictive modeling in R in general, and using the caret package specifically. The hands-on tutorial will assume a general level of working ability with R, so please be aware there is a knowledge/skill/interest pre-requisite for gaining maximum benefit from this session!


REQUIRED PACKAGES: there will be no public WiFi, therefore you MUST install the required packages beforehand. You can run this code:

pkgs <- c("caret", "nnet", "glmnet", "RANN", "ipred", "rpart")

for(i in pkgs)

install.packages(i, dependencies = c("Depends", "Imports", "Suggests"))



You MUST have your free Eventbrite ticket for entry!! Meetup RSVP will NOT give you entry to this event.


PLEASE ASSEMBLE BY 6.15pm on Norfolk Place as indicated by the yellow arrow - there will be one-time only batch entry into the building, so you MUST be present at 6.15pm or you won't be let in and will miss the workshop!!


As always, all are welcome to attend as learners regardless of gender, R proficiency, or other attribute - we aim to be a fully inclusive, diverse user group, whilst maintaining our commitment to promoting R amongst women.

Code of Conduct: anyone who violates or has previously violated this community's Code of Conduct will be refused entry, expelled, and/or any other action deemed appropriate by the Organiser, regardless of event registration, meetup membership or other condition.