Professional Development Seminars

Title Event date Lecturer(s) Abstract
Practical Data Visualization with R Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00am Robert Kabacoff, Ph.D.

Back by Popular Demand!

In 2014 Robert Kabacoff delivered a GBC/ACM seminar on R. That seminar was a great introduction to R, focusing on learning R and applying it to Big Data Analytics. The attendees wanted more - specifically more on using R for data visualization, graphics, and presentations. Based on this demand, Dr. Kabacoff has agreed to deliver a follow-on workshop dedicated to visualization.

Visualization in R

Data visualization has become a central feature of modern data analysis. The R platform provides one of the most flexible and powerful platform for graphing data, understanding and evaluating statistical models, and communicating results to others.

This day-long workshop will provide practical review of R’s major graphing capabilities, including its base functionality and exciting new capabilities provided by add on packages (including ggplot2, ggvis, and rCharts).

R for Software Developers and Data Analysts Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00am Robert Kabacoff, Ph.D.

Big Data Analytics

If you are looking at this workshop, you probably have some data that you need to collect, summarize, transform, explore, model, visualize, or present. If so, then R is for you! R has become the world-wide language for statistice, predictive analytics, and data visualization. It offers the widest range of methodologies for understanding data, from the most basic to the most complex and bleeding edge.

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