The R statistical language


September Meeting: The R statistical language

Date: September 7, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Location: University of Ottawa, room DMS 7170, 55 Laurier East


The R statistical language is one of the most successful open source projects. It runs on all major operating systems and supports nearly 2500 add-in packages that are actively tested and purged if not functioning. Great graphics, automated publication quality reports that are updateable with new data, and a huge array of strong mathematical tools built around a high-level object oriented programming language. See

We are inviting the Ottawa Gatineau R User Group to share this meeting with us.

Please watch for the time and place to solidify.

An intro to R

Speaker: John C. Nash
Speaker: various

Why should you be interested in R?

Even if you are not doing statistics, R provides some useful tools for quick data management and manipulation. It has very nice graphics for quantitative material. And a nifty object oriented programming language that is extremely high level. The package management structure is perhaps the most advanced of any major software system in that the nearly 2500 packages undergo almost daily testing and failed packages are removed from the repository.

About the Speaker

Retired Professor of Management at U of Ottawa.

  • 2006 - May -- Pres. of OCLUG -- Now I'll have to learn more about Linux!
  • 2007 - Mar -- have learned a lot, including how much still to learn.

Gnews & Tips

Speaker: various

Whats in the news about current issues concerning gnu/linux

UseR! 2010

Speaker: Paul Gilbert

Almost 500 workers attended the UseR! 2010 meeting in Washington in July.

This overview will summarize some of the notable contributions.

About the Speaker

Bank of Canada

Finding the Meeting Location,+ottawa,on&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=26.582916,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=55+Laurier+Ave+E,+Ottawa,+Ottawa+Division,+Ontario+K1N+7N6&z=16

This is in the Desmarais Building of the University of Ottawa. The transitway east stop is right at the door. West across the stret (Waller). The building is on Laurier between Nicholas and Waller. Room 7170 is opposite the elevator on 7th floor. Sorry no general internet this time.

There is very expensive parking underneath Desmarais. For street parking, you need to go east of King Edward. Bicycle racks are available at the building.

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