Italian bioR Day at PTP

November 19, 2012 | Milano R net

On the 30th of November 2012 Parco Tecnologico Padano (PTP) Lodi, will host the event "Italian BioR Day". Italian BioR Day, promoted by Parco Tecnologico Padano (PTP) and Quantide srl, is linked to the events organized by MilanoR. It will … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Two Talks on Data Science, Big Data and R

October 23, 2012 | David Smith

On Thursday next week (November 1), I'll be giving a new webinar on the topic of Big Data, Data Science and R. Titled "The Rise of Data Science in the Age of Big Data Analytics: Why Data Distillation and Machine Learning Aren’t Enough", this is a provocative look at why ... [Read more...]

Two particular courses and other upcoming events

September 25, 2012 | Pat

Featured I’ll be leading two courses in the near future: Value-at-Risk versus Expected Shortfall 2012 October 30-31, London. 30th: “Addressing the critical challenges and issues raised by the Basel proposal to replace VaR with Expected Shortfall” 31st: “Variability in Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall” led by Patrick Burns Details at CFP ...
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Coming up: Two weeks of awesome guest bloggers

September 7, 2012 | David Smith

I'm heading out on vacation to my Australian homeland for the next two weeks, but fear not reader friends: we have an awesome lineup of guest bloggers to fill in while I'm away. I don't want to ruin the surprise, but you'll be seeing posts from: experts in data visualization ... [Read more...]

Thalesians, and other events

September 5, 2012 | Pat

Featured Thalesians, London 2012 September 12. Chia Tan on “Practical Financial Modeling”. Abstract: Financial modelling is not a competition in the mastery of complexity. Rather, the aim is to come up with the simplest models adequate to capture salient market features of traded products. There exists a wide gulf between material covered ...
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Revolution Analytics at JSM 2012

July 27, 2012 | David Smith

Revolution Analytics is proud to once again be a gold sponsor and Wi-Fi sponsor of the JSM 2012 conference in San Diego, the largest gathering of statisticians, biostatisticians, analysts, data miners and data scientists in the world. The conference begins on Sunday, and you'll find the Revolution Analytics team in the ... [Read more...]

To R or not to R, and other events

June 21, 2012 | Pat

New events To R, or not to R, that is the question The Statistical Computing Section of the Royal Statistical Society presents a one-day event on 2012 June 29. The details of the day.  See in particular the abstract for “Teaching statistics: a pain in the R?” by Andy Field — it involves ...
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UseR 2012 highlights

June 20, 2012 | David Smith

The eighth annual R user conference, UseR! 2012, has come and gone — and what an event it was! I've been to five useR! conferences so far, and each one improves upon the last. This year's conference at Vanderbilt was the best so far: an outstanding location (my first visit to Nashville, ... [Read more...]

June 29: The Royal Statistical Society talks R

June 7, 2012 | David Smith

On June 29, the Royal Statistical Society will host six hours of presentations about R, under the banner "To R, or not to R, that is the question". Speakers include R Core member Prof Uwe Ligges, Dr Wayne Jones (from Shell UK), and Dr Peter Nash (from Imperial College London), among ... [Read more...]

CambR and other upcoming events

May 21, 2012 | Pat

New events CambR (Cambridge UK R user group) 2012 May 29 6:30 PM for 7:00 PM start. Pat Burns “Inferno-ish R” Abstract: While R is wonderful, it is not uniformly wonderful. We highlight a few things generally found to be confusing, and outline the forces that have driven such imperfections. Markus Gesmann “Interactive charts ...
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Thursday: Tweet-chat on Multiple Sclerosis research

May 7, 2012 | David Smith

The story about the great work that SUNY Buffalo has been doing to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis with Revolution R Enterprise and IBM Netezza has generated a lot of attention, with stories in Forbes, InformationWeek and eWeek (amongst others). To continue the discussion, IBM has put together a ... [Read more...]

Rmetrics financial engineering workshop

April 24, 2012 | David Smith

For those looking for an in-depth workshop on financial engineering with R, look no further than the R/Rmetrics Workshop and Summer School held annually in beautiful Meielisalp, Switzerland. This is an intimate workshop limited to around 50 participants, and features tutorials from leading practitioners in finance with R. This year's ... [Read more...]

Revolution Analytics Spring Webinar Series

April 17, 2012 | David Smith

The webinar team at Revolution Analytics has put together a great program over the next couple of months. With a mix of guest speakers and Revolution Analytics staff, this series will cover topics as diverse as Big Data with R and Hadoop, integrating R with MS Office, spatial statistics with ... [Read more...]

Compete in the Data Science Hackathon, April 28

April 5, 2012 | David Smith

All around the world at noon GMT on April 28, data scientists around the world will compete in the world's first one-day International Data Science Hackathon, organized by Data Science London. Participants will receive a data set at the beginning of the event, and work in teams of 3-5 over the ... [Read more...]

R/Finance 2012 program announced, registration open

March 21, 2012 | David Smith

Registration is now open for R/Finance 2012 in Chicago, the conference devoted to applications of R in the financial sector. The program has also been announced, with topics including: modelling insurance claim reserves; risk management in power markets; peer performance of hedge funds; hedging event risk; operational risk measurement with ... [Read more...]
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