What do you want to see at useR 2012?

August 9, 2011 | David Smith

This year's useR! conference at Warwick University is less than a week away, but planning is already underway for useR! 2012, to be held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. If you're planning to attend, conference organizer Frank Harrell is looking for your input: The 2012 R User Conference - useR! 2012 - will ... [Read more...]

Program for useR! 2011 available

July 28, 2011 | David Smith

The final program for the worldwide user conference, useR! 2011, is now available as a downloadable booklet (PDF, 7Mb). Revolution Analytics is very proud to sponsor this annual gathering of R users from around the world, and the program includes an outstanding lineup of speakers from the R Core Group, package ... [Read more...]

Registration closing for UseR! 2011

July 18, 2011 | Pat

Friday July 22 is the last day on which you can register for UseR! 2011 at the University of Warwick.  The conference will be 2011 August 16-18. You can peruse the book of abstracts and view the draft schedule. I am scheduled to give a talk on “Random input testing with R”.  The ...
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Talking The R Journal latest release

June 24, 2011 | Pat

Volume 3/1 of The R Journal has been released. It of course has articles about using R.  In addition it has a feature that I highly support.  In preparation for the UseR! Conference 2011 August 16-18 in Coventry there are two Help Desk articles on making a good technical presentation. Technical presentation ...
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Hacking the Kinect with R

May 20, 2011 | David Smith

I was browsing through the draft abstract booklet for this year's worldwide R user conference useR! 2011, and noticed this abstract: KinectR – Kinect interface to R Landon Jensen Microsoft launched the Kinect for Xbox 360 in late 2010 and it quickly broke records as the fastest selling consumer electronics device in history (8 million ... [Read more...]

Data Science Toolset discussion at Data Scientist Summit

May 10, 2011 | David Smith

Heads-up to anyone attending the sold-out Data Science Summit in Las Vegas this week: I'll be there tomorrow and Thursday for the conference and to discuss R on the panel discussion "Data Science Toolset - Recipes That Win" (more details about the panel discussion below.) I'm looking forward to meeting ... [Read more...]

Can you do better than cap-weighted equity benchmarks?

April 28, 2011 | David Smith

We're on our way to Chicago for the annual conference for R users in Finance, R/Finance 2011. Revolution Analytics is proud to once again sponsor this conference, and during the sponsor lunch session at noon on Saturday, we're honoured to have Guy Yollin show how the big-data capabilities of Revolution ... [Read more...]

Program announced for R/Finance 2011

April 1, 2011 | David Smith

R/Finance[*], the conference devoted to users of R in the financial sector, takes place every year in Chicago. The program has just been announced for R/Finance 2011 (to be held April 29 and 30), and it's jam-packed with talks from on automated trading, financial risk, hedge ratios, stochastic volatility, and much, ... [Read more...]

Student travel grants for useR! 2011

February 17, 2011 | David Smith

For students planning to attend the annual worldwide R user conference, useR! 2011, travel grants are available to help defray the cost of attending the conference in the UK. CRISM is offering bursaries for accommodation and conference fees, and Revolu... [Read more...]

Abstracts for R/Finance 2011 due February 15

February 8, 2011 | David Smith

If you're planning to go to R/Finance 2011[*] in Chicago (and if you're doing quantitative finance with R, you definitely should), time is running out to submit your abstract for contributed talks. The best part of R/Finance is learning about all the interesting ways R is used to analyze ... [Read more...]

Travel grants and prizes for R/Finance 2011

December 28, 2010 | David Smith

If you've been thinking about heading to Chicago in April for the R/Finance conference, here's another reason to go: posting for the committee, Dirk Eddelbuettel announced last week that thanks to a favourable response from sponsors[*], the conference organizers can now offer: a competition for best paper, which given ... [Read more...]

Webinar: Revolution R is 100% R and More

December 7, 2010 | David Smith

I'll be hosting a webinar tomorrow (Wednesday) aimed at R users who want to know more about how Revolution R Enterprise extends open source R for big data, Web services, multi-core processing, debugging and more. For R users at schools and universities, I'll also explain how you can download and ... [Read more...]

ACM Data Mining Camp

November 16, 2010 | Joseph Rickert

By guest blogger Joseph Rickert. I was very happy to be a part of the ACM Data Mining camp held last Saturday (November 13th) at eBay. It was a big day for discussing hot topics in data mining, Mahout, parallel SVMs etc, and also a pretty big day for R. ... [Read more...]

ACM Data Mining Camp 3

November 5, 2010 | David Smith

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the ACM is will hold its third data mining camp next Saturday (November 13) at the Ebay campus in San José. Like the previous camps, this will be a one-day "unconference"-style event, with an agenda developed ad-hoc on the day according to the ... [Read more...]
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