May 2013

Practical statistical computing: A workshop on advanced R

Venue: Lab 2, Postgraduate Statistics Centre, Lancaster University
Date: 21-05-2013

This is a one day event to be held in conjunction with the RSS Statistical Computing Section and the STOR-i Doctoral Training Centre (Lancaster University).

This workshop is aimed at those familiar with R but who are keen to explore some of its more advanced features.  Specifically, this meeting will cover; interfacing R and C using Rcpp, parallel and GPU computing, and web graphics and applications from R using googleVis and shiny.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops as there will be plenty of practical sessions to get hands-on experience of each topic.
The event is partially sponsored by the STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training and thus there is a reduced payment of £10 to cover refreshments and lunch.

Please note that all places at this event have now been filled.  To be put on the waiting list please email Rebecca Killick using this form:


9:30-12:00   Integrating R and C including using Rcpp - Laurent Gatto (University of Cambridge)

12:00-13:00  Creating graphics with googleVis and R - Markus Gesmann (Lloyds)

13:00-14:00 Lunch 

14:00-15:00  Creating web applications with Shiny and googleVis - Markus Gesmann (Lloyds) 

15:00-17:30   Parallel computing and GPU computing in R - Willem Ligtenberg (Open Analytics)