Today I woke up for the first time in Aalborg. My colleague Enrico, who yesterday wrote the first post about this expedition, and I left from the hotel, walked through an underpass and came out in a wonderful park! In the end of this park there is the Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center, the conference venue.
The first keynote speaker was Romain François, who shared with us some of his experiences with Rcpp, RcppParallel and dplyr. After that we had a tasty coffee break sponsored by Quantide. Then I attended the Reproducibility session, where I found particularly interesting rOpenSci: A suite of reproducible research tools in R by Karthik Ram and Simple reproducibility with the checkpoint package by David Smith (Revolution Analytics), whereas Enrico went to the Network session and his favourite seminar was Web scraping with R - A fast track overview by Peter Meißner.
In the afternoon I attended Computational Performance session. I admit I didn't understand everything, but thanks to James Harner and his seminar Running R+Hadoop using Docker Containers I got an introduction to R and Hadoop; moreover I got some tips on good programming practices in Refactoring the xtable Package by David Scott. Enrico, instead, went to Data Management session, where there was the great contribution of Hadley Wickham, which made an interesting review of the most recent ways to import different kinds of data into R. For example he showed readxl and readr features.
The afternoon keynote speaker was Adrian Baddeley who dealt with spatial data.
Yesterday at the bus stop of the airport the first attendee we met was Friedrich Schuster, the first speaker of the Kaleidoscope (3) session, who talked about Coding for the enterprise server - what does it mean for you?, giving the important point of view of a software engineer to the R programming. Furthermore I found out the Architect IDE for R. Enrico attended Databases session, where the speakers presented several methods for putting R into connection with databases.
Now we go to have a beer, see you tomorrow with the Chronicles from useR!
Today my Quantide's colleague Nicola Sturaro and I came to Aalborg, Denmark, to the useR! conference.
We landed late, thus we were able only to participate to the welcome reception in the evening and not to the tutorials in the afternoon too. Anyway, it has been a nice chance to meet other useRs, taste Danish food and drink beer.
Tomorrow the conference will be really getting going and we will keep you aware. Furthermore Quantide will be the official sponsor of tomorrow morning's coffee break. You can't miss it!
On 4 June 2015 – 14:30 there will be a free tutorial: analysing and modelling areal data with ‘spdep’. Starting at 16:30 there will be the Ninth Torino R net meeting. Events will take place at Campus Luigi Einaudi, Università degli Studi di Torino.
Presentations of the eighth Torino R net meeting are now available on line, section Downloads.
Thank you to all who attended the meeting on Thursday 17th September in Torino and special thanks to presenters.
- welcome and presentation (download 0,1MB), Torino R net organisers;
- Control forecasting performance over time through sequential schemes: an application to the energy sector (download 0,9MB), Claudia Berloco, i4C Analytics now part of Accenture Analytics;
- On Generating High InfoQ with Bayesian Networks (download 1,4MB), Ron S. Kenett, KPA Ltd;
- Design of Low Pressure Turbines: metamodels in computer experiments (download 1,6MB), Giuseppe Craparotta, Politecnico di Torino.