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“.

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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.