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.

Topics discussed: byte-code compiling, the devtools package, ggmap, Rstudio‘s latest features (projects, git/svn, knitr-markdown integration for reproducible research), cranvas, Simon Urbanek’s talk on interactive graphics in the browser (with Rserve and FastRWeb on the backend), tabplot and httr.

This is just a very small slice of the excellent talks I have attended. It was an awesome conference, thanks to the organizers, the speakers and to the participants. I’ll try to cover some more talks in a following Los Angeles R users group meetup, though the choice of topics will still be heavily biased by my main interests (and even within that subset I cannot really cover all the interesting talks). I encourage you to attend next year, so you can have it all.

useR! 2010 conference videos

Videos of the invited talks of the useR! 2010 conference as follows (courtesy by Kate Mullen and NIST). This site also aims at collecting the materials (video, slides, R code) of local R users group (RUG) meetings and various other R talks and bringing them to the larger R community. See more videos here, and if you’d like to contribute with materials, see more information here.

Welcome by NIST and
Frank E. Harrell Jr: Information Allergy

Mark S. Handcock: Statistical Modeling of Networks in R and
Panel Discussion: Challenges Bringing R into Commercial Environments

Luke Tierney: Some possible directions for the R engine and
Diethelm W├╝rtz: The Hull, the Feasible Set, and the Risk Surface: A Review of the Portfolio Modeling Infrastructure in R/Rmetrics

Friedrich Leisch: Reproducible Statistical Research in Practice and
Uwe Ligges: Prospects and Challenges for CRAN – with a glance on 64-bit Windows binaries

Also, audio of Richard M. Stallman: Free Software in Ethics and in Practice can be found here (the main talk) and here (the Q&A). More details about the talk and the Q&A session is available on the original blog post link.