slides for my simulation course

October 18, 2012 | xi'an

Similar to last year, I am giving a series of lectures on simulation jointly as a Master course in Paris-Dauphine and as a 3rd year course in ENSAE. The course borrows from both the books Monte Carlo Statistical Methods and from Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods with R, with George ... [Read more...]

Slides: “Accessing Databases from R” #rstats

May 7, 2011 | Jeffrey Breen

For the past few meetings of the Greater Boston useR Group, we have been opened with an introductory “useR Vignette” talk on a topic which may be helpful for new R users. This week, I presented an overview of accessing databases from R. Several people have tweeted and blogged nice ... [Read more...]

Séminaire à Lyon

January 17, 2011 | xi'an

Next week, I am going to Lyon to give a seminar in Université Lyon I. I will talk about the recent Rao-Blackwellisation papers we wrote, hopefully managing to make sense with both statisticians and probabilists, unlike in recent talks of mine in probability seminars… The slides are close to those ...
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Introducing Monte Carlo in PaRis [more slides]

November 17, 2010 | xi'an

The class started yesterday with a small but focussed and responsive audience! Given the background of the students, and in particular their clear proficiency in R!, I switched between the original slides of Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R and those of my Monte Carlo Statistical Methods: course, updated by ...
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useR! 2010

July 27, 2010 | romain francois

I was in useR! last week, it was great to catch up with friends, see what people are doing with R, tell people what I am doing with R, etc ... the conference was great This year I presented with Dirk in Laurel and Hardy mode and I've uploaded our ... [Read more...]

Rmetrics slides

June 30, 2010 | romain francois

I presented Rcpp at the Rmetrics conference earlier today, this was a really good opportunity to look back at all the work Dirk and I have been commiting into Rcpp. I've uploaded my slides here (pdf) and on slideshare : Rcpp: Seemless R and C++V... [Read more...]

Talk at CRiSM

May 30, 2010 | xi'an

This is the talk I am giving at the workshop on model uncertainty organised by the Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology (CRiSM) at the University of Warwick, on May 30-June 1. Careful readers will notice there is not much difference with my previous talk on the topic, as I only ... [Read more...]

The Bernoulli factory

April 22, 2010 | xi'an

A few months ago, Latuszyński, Kosmidis, Papaspiliopoulos and Roberts arXived a paper I should have noticed earlier as its topic is very much related to our paper with Randal Douc on the vanilla Rao-Blackwellisation scheme. It is motivated by the Bernoulli factory problem, which aims at (unbiasedly) estimating f(... [Read more...]

Savage-Dickey [talk]

March 19, 2010 | xi'an

Here are the slides for the Savage-Dickey paradox paper that I gave in San Antonio this morning: (Any suspected coincidence of the first part with earlier talks is for real!) I have tried to spell out as clearly as possible in the second part the issues of version choices that ... [Read more...]

Course in San Antonio, Texas

March 18, 2010 | xi'an

Yesterday, I gave my short (3 hours) introduction to computational Bayesian statistics to a group of 25-30 highly motivated students. I managed to cover “only” the first three chapters, as I included some material on Bayes factor approximation and only barely reached Metropolis-Hastings. Here are the slides, modified from the original ... [Read more...]

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