Posts Tagged ‘ useR 2007 ’

Open Source/Science – drilling down to unknown depths in unexpected places

August 12, 2007
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Open Source/Science – drilling down to unknown depths in unexpected places

Yet another point John Chambers addressed in his key note speech (see previous post Programing as a higher craft) was the virtue of Open Source software. According to John there are two principles for programing (with R) Enable effective and … Continue reading →

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Programing as a higher craft

August 11, 2007
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Programing as a higher craft

In his keynote speech at the useR! meeting John Chambers of Statistics research at Bell Labs (one of the founders of the S System, which subsequently gave rise to the R project) asked the question what is programing? As it … Continue reading →

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rgl: R and OpenGL

August 11, 2007
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rgl: R and OpenGL

There were many presentations at the useR! meeting showing off amazing graphics that I had no idea R was capable of. It is clear to me that graphically speaking I have been living in the dark ages until now. One … Continue reading →

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Things overheard at the useR! meeting

August 11, 2007
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Things overheard at the useR! meeting

Here are a few things I overheard at the useR! meeting. These comments and quotes do not necessarily represent my opinions (although many do) and since many of them were overheard in informal discussions and rants I will not name … Continue reading →

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Report from the useR! meeting in Ames

August 10, 2007
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Report from the useR! meeting in Ames

I was not sure what to expect at this meeting. The only thing I was certain about was that I was not about to experience wiener schnitzels, waltz and Austrian high culture (in contrast to last years useR! meeting). Despite … Continue reading →

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ESA 2007 – San Jose here I come!

July 12, 2007
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ESA 2007 – San Jose here I come!

Finally took the leap and decided to go the ESA (Ecological Society of America) meeting despite it clashing with the useR! meeting. After checking out their smörgåsbord of a program there were simply too many yummy temptations, e.g. Alan Hastings … Continue reading →

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useR! 2007 – Ames here I come!

July 6, 2007
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useR! 2007 – Ames here I come!

Yesterday I decided that I will go the the useR! 2007 meeting after all. Initially I was a bit apprehensive, I was not sure if I had the time to spare and I like to present something when I go … Continue reading →

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