Monthly Archives: April 2009

GSoC 2009 Chicago area meeting

April 30, 2009
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Thanks to the effort of the tireless Borja Sotomayor for the local ACM chpater as well as the good folks at Google in Chicago, we had a local kickoff meeting for this year's Google Summer of Code at Google's Chicago office. A few accepted GSoC students...

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GSoC 2009 Chicago area meeting

April 30, 2009
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Thanks to the effort of the tireless Borja Sotomayor for the local ACM chpater as well as the good folks at Google in Chicago, we had a local kickoff meeting for this year's Google Summer of Code at Google's Chicago office. A few accepted GSoC students, mentors, and a few Google engineers gave short presentations to a bunch of ACM-affiliated students from U of...

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Slides from most recent R and HPC tutorial

April 29, 2009
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A little earlier I put the slides from my Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R tutorial at the R / Finance conference last week onto my talks / presentation page. Other tutorials, talks and keynotes are also being posted on the conference...

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Slides from most recent R and HPC tutorial

April 29, 2009
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A little earlier I put the slides from my Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R tutorial at the R / Finance conference last week onto my talks / presentation page. Other tutorials, talks and keynotes are also being posted on the conference program page. This tutorial was a shorter format of just an hour which did not allow for any parallel...

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Babylonian confusion or flexibility?

April 29, 2009
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Babylonian confusion or flexibility?

As we are used from UNIX. there is not one single suitable solution to solve a problem, but usually a few different ways to do “the same”. Depending on what commands we know (best), we will chose the one or the other solution. Only the absolute expert will be able to choose the most efficient

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Rails, Scalability and Sexism

April 29, 2009
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It’s been a long time since I posted here, for a number of reasons: Change of focus from Ruby programming to Linux capacity planning, especially in the realm of I/O subsystems. You’ll find more about that at http://linuxcapacityplanning.com...

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screen in ubuntu 9.04

April 29, 2009
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screen in ubuntu 9.04

As I told in a previous post, I consider the unix tool screen essential for my work. It seems that the just released Ubuntu 9.04  contains a package that make it easier to configure and use. You can find the full story here.

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Introducing Influence.ME: Tools for detecting influential data in mixed models

April 29, 2009
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I’m highly excited to announce that influence.ME is now available. Influence.ME is a new software package for R, providing statistical tools for detecting influential data in mixed models. It has been developed by Rense Nieuwenhuis, Ben Pelzer, a...

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Google Summer of Code 2009: R / Quantlib

April 28, 2009
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With everything that has been going on of late, I have yet to mention that Khanh Nguyen, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at U Mass / Boston, will be working with me on RQuantLib as part of the Google Summer of Code program this year. We had twenty...

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Google Summer of Code 2009: R / Quantlib

April 28, 2009
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With everything that has been going on of late, I have yet to mention that Khanh Nguyen, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at U Mass / Boston, will be working with me on RQuantLib as part of the Google Summer of Code program this year. We had twenty-two applications to review for the R project, including three for the RQuantLib...

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