Video on S3 Classes in R by Dr Andrew Robinson

This post shares the video from the talk presented on 15th August 2012 by Dr Andrew Robinson on S3 Classes at Melbourne R Users. S3 classes are baked in to R; their influence permeates the language and how we interact with it. This talk introduces S3 classes, and why they are relevant to all R users. The talk covers their definition, interpretation, construction, and manipulation.

Andrew Robinson is deputy director of ACERA and senior lecturer in applied statistics at the University of Melbourne. He is co-author of 2.95 books on R: “Forest Analystics with R” and “Introduction to Scientific Programming and Simulation Using R“, and the hopefully soon to be completed “Methods of Statistical Model Estimation“.

Additional Resources:

Video Introduction to R Packages by Rory Winston – Melbourne R Users February 2011

On February 17th 2011
Rory Winston gave a talk on creating R packages at the Melbourne R Users Group
(see Meetup page).

The Video can be viewed directly here.

Many thanks to

  • Pedro Olaya for filming the talk;
  • Drew Conway for posting and hosting the
    video; and
  • Deloitte for providing an excellent venue.

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 R Users Group in August 2010 are below.



Slides are also available for PDF download here.
R code is available here.
More information about the talk can be found here.

During the second part, Trividesh Jena presented on creating models in R for use with the Zementis ADAPA product in the cloud. The video of his talk is below.

How Google and Facebook are using R

This is an older (2009) video from the kickoff meeting of the San Francisco Bay Area R Users Group. It was a panel discussion within the Predictive Analytics World conference. Video courtesy by Ron Fredericks of LectureMaker (click on the image below to see the video on LectureMaker’s site).

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.


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R code: here.


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