simulation, an ubiquitous tool

July 10, 2012

(This article was first published on Xi'an's Og » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

After struggling for quite a walk on that AMSI public lecture talk, and dreading its loss with the problematic Macbook, I managed to complete a first draft last night in Adelaide, downloading [at high financial cost!] a final set of images from the Web (plus a few personal ones, like a picture of my son’s Warhammer figurines!). Having very few inklings about the level and the expectations of the audience (if any!), I cannot say if this introduction to simulation is too basic. I will see after the first talk whether or not the aim was off-target… In any case, I am glad I was forced into writing this talk as I had always wanted to have a general-audience introduction to simulation at the ready and can now recycle it easily when and if needed. I will certainly use it in my R class this semester.

Filed under: pictures, R, Statistics, Travel, University life Tagged: Adelaide, AMSI, Monte Carlo methods, R course, simulation, vulgarisation

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