Within 2 weeks on Thursday, March 20, The RBelgium R user group is holding its next Regular meeting in Brussels for which this is the schedule: ** Analysis and visualisation of climate data from the atmospheric model ALADIN using the Rfa package...

Advanced R programming topics Similarly as last year, BNOSAC is offering the short course on 'Advanced R programming topics' at the Leuven Statistics Research Center (Belgium). The course is now part of FLAMES (Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics) and can be found here http://www.flames-statistics.eu/training/advanced-r-programming-topics. Subscription is no longer possible unless you ask kindly to LStat. RApache and developing web applications with...

(This article was first published on BNOSAC - Belgium Network of Open Source Analytical Consultants, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Myrrix is probably more known by java developers and users of Mahout than R users. This is because most of the times java and R developers live in a different community. If you go to the website of Myrrix...

(This article was first published on BNOSAC - Belgium Network of Open Source Analytical Consultants, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) A few weeks ago, Rstudio released it's download logs, showing who downloaded R packages through their CRAN mirror. More info: http://blog.rstudio.org/2013/06/10/rstudio-cran-mirror/ This is very nice information and it can be used to show the popularity of packages with R, which has...

A few weeks ago, the stream package has been released on CRAN. It allows to do real time analytics on data streams. This can be very usefull if you are working with large datasets which are already hard to put in RAM completely, let alone to build some statistical model on it without getting into RAM problems. Most of...

In a recent post by Revolution Analytics (link & link) in which Revolution was benchmarking their closed source generalized linear model approach with SAS, Hadoop and open source R, they seemed to be pointing out that there is no 'easy' R open source solution which exists for building a poisson regression model on large datasets. This post is about...

Next week on Friday, November 16, the RBelgium R user group is holding its next Regular meeting in Brussels. This is the schedule of the upcoming RBelgium Regular meeting:* Graphical User Interface developments around R, including tcltk2 and SciViews - Philippe Grosjean (UMons)* Using R via the Amazon Cloud - Jean-Baptiste Poullet (stat'Rgy)* Literature review: R books - Brecht Devleesschauwer (UGent, UCL)The meeting will take place...

Every year, the Leuven Statistics Research Center (Belgium) is offering short courses for professionals and researchers in statistics and statistical tools. The following link shows the overview of the courses: http://lstat.kuleuven.be/consulting/shortcourses/ENcourse%20overview.htm or get it here in pdf: http://lstat.kuleuven.be/consulting/shortcourses/BRO_LSTAT_2012-2013.pdf This year, BNOSAC is presenting the course on Advanced R Programming Topics, which will be held on Oktober 18-19. This course...

If you are into large data but not enormeoulsy big data everyone is talking about and you are tired of finding a solution to get your data with several 10's of millions of records in R without having RAM issues, having a look at the packages ff, ffbase and ETLUtils might be the solution to your...