Early-bird Deadline: Sun, March 13th, 2016
Wed, April 13th, 2016
Extended Submission Deadline: Fri, May 6th, 2016
California is only one (2%) of the fifty states, yet its gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated at about 13.5% of the U.S. total, far more than any other state. Its GDP ranks 7th among all countries, only slightly behind that of the United Kingdom. Of course, its GDP is highly correlated with a multitude of other demographic, economic and social measures, so that California has much more than 2% of the national population, the number of jobs, the number of violent crimes, and so on. Furthermore, as would be expected given that the state stretches nearly 800 miles along the Pacific coast, there is considerable diversity within the state, both spatially and as a function of population density.
Each conference weekend, a specialty workshop is offered that exposes attendees to open-source productivity tools that are freely available, such as "R Packages", that are specifically designed for teaching and research in the discipline(s) and topics that are the focus of that weekend.
It is the leading programming language for newly introduced algorithms, and more than 7,000 “R Packages” are available for download to save you from needing to “reinvent the wheel” in your own work. We solicit requests from attending delegates and select one or two to present at each workshop. No prior experience with R or programming is expected.
Following are a sample of “R Packages” representative of those we cover: