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Some R User Group Presentations from Europe

by Joseph Rickert I am beginning to get excited about going to Spain for useR 2013 which will be held at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, so I have been using the links on the Revolution's local user directory webpage to see what the European R user groups are doing. Here are just a few highlights of materials that can be found on the various R user groups websites. Mairie Auger-Méthé combines science and a passion for animals in Using R to study animal movement on the Dublin-R website. (This presentation has the best first slide ever: polar bears and equations with losts of geeky Greek) On the MilanoR website, Niccolo Bassani has a stellar presentation: R and Bioconductor for the analysis of massive genomic data. I do not have a biotech background myself but I found this presentation accessible and motivating. If you are an R aficionado, have a look at Adrian Alexa's presentation "tips and tricks" for programming in R on the CambR website. There is a lot more! Have a good look and what R topics people are talking about.  

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid