The Manchester Free Software group has invited me to give a talk on GNU-R.</wbr>Manchester/2010-10-19

  • Madlab (Manchester Digital Laboratory) Upstairs, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN (between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common).
  • Tuesday, 19th October 2010 (3rd Tuesday of the month) 19:00 - 20:30

R is a system for statistical computation and graphics.  At Infonomics we use R to handle much of our analytic work, particularly where there is repeated processing of data, complex statistical models, or requirements for data graphics that go beyond the limitations of spreadsheets.  We've used it, for example, in the AutoReporter.

The talk will provide: an introduction to R, discussion of when (and when not) to use R, and a guided tour of it's capabilities with examples.  It's also a chance to learn about the secrets of some of our tools of the trade. We expect that audience will comprise those with a interest in data/ statistics, software and/ or visualisation.

Manchester Free Software was formed in response to the growing need for a group based in the Manchester area that focuses on Free Software and GNU/Linux primarily, but also on issues such as Digital Restrictions Management and other issues which infringe on the freedoms of computer users.