Category Archives: RUG Los Angeles

Highlights from the useR! 2012 conference

Video (screencast) of the presentation by Szilard Pafka at the Los Angeles R users group. I summarized (with short demos) a few of the talks from the useR! 2012 conference. We are planning one more meetup to cover more talks. … Continue reading

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Creating an R package, using developer/productivity tools

Couple of R programming (mainly infrastructure/workflow) related topics discussed at the Los Angeles R users group in a tutorial/demo-like form (targeted mainly to beginners) by Szilard Pafka and Jeroen Ooms: how easy it is to create a simple package for … Continue reading

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Using R for multilevel modeling

Los Angeles R users group July 12 2011 meeting (see meetup info here): Using R for multilevel modeling of salmon habitat, by Yasmin Lucero download slides from here

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Discussions on the future of R

Inspired by the discussions on the same topic, Avram Aelony presented an overview of the issues and the Los Angeles R users group proceeded with further discussions.

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Software tools for data analysis – an overview

Discussions on various software tools (C, C++, Perl, Python, Unix shell, R, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Excel, databases, Hadoop etc.) used in data analysis. Szilard Pafka (founder and co-organizer of the Los Angeles R users group) presents an overview and discusses … Continue reading

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Databases (SQL, noSQL); Interfacing R with Excel

Los Angeles R users group Dec. 14 2010 meeting (see meetup info here): 1. A SQL primer for R users – Neal Fultz 2. R Database Access – Shrikrishna Bhogaonker 3. NoSQL data stores – Scott Gonyea 4. Interfacing R … Continue reading

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Text mining with R

Videos from the October meeting “Text Mining with R” of the Los Angeles R users group: Rob Zinkov, “Text Mining with R”: Ryan Rosario, “Accessing R from Python using RPy2″:

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Introduction to statistical finance with R

During the first part of our meeting, Nicolas Christou gave an introduction of statistical finance in R, and presented a package he co-authored with previous PhD student David Diez (2010). Video of the talk is below: During the second part, … Continue reading

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Taking R to the Limit: Large Datasets; Predictive modeling with PMML and ADAPA

During the first part of our meeting, Ryan Rosario presented on the topic of large datasets in R. Video, slides and code of the talk “Taking R to the Limit: Large Datasets” by Ryan Rosario at the Los Angeles area … Continue reading

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Taking R to the Limit: Parallelization

Video, slides and code of the talk “Taking R to the Limit: Parallelization” by Ryan Rosario at the Los Angeles area R Users Group in July 2010 as follows. Slides: R code: here. Video: If you have a question to … Continue reading

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