[Dclug] DCLUG meeting: Wed Feb 15, 7pm: the R statistical computing environment
przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Mon Feb 13 18:00:06 EST 2012
The February 2012 meeting of Washington DC Linux user group will take
place on Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm.
Statistical calculations are hard: if the concepts weren't hard enough
to understand, the amount of data is mind-crushing. Manipulating and
displaying such data is a tough job, addressed by computer programs
ranging from simplistic tools like Excel, to specialized systems such as
SPSS, S and R.
Abhijit Dasgupta will present R, a Free Software reimplementation of the
S statistical computing system written by Chambers et al. at Bell Labs.
S and R are generally considered to be state of the art tools to read,
process and present statistical information.
The meeting location is our usual 2025 M street, NW in downtown DC.
There will be signs in front of the building. The location is within 3
nearby Metro stops, both on the red (Dupont, Farragut North) and
blue/orange (Farragut West, Foggy Bottom [a bit of a hike]) lines.
Parking in the area is available for approximately $5; there's even
parking in the building itself. Street parking requires feeding the
meters until late in the evening. There's a parking lot at 23rd St.
between M and L that is not enforced after 7pm (people have
successfully parked there for years---no one we know was ticketed or
towed yet, but it could happen).
For other details, see our home page
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