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The Statistical Society of Australia and Macquarie University are pleased to offer the following workshops:
When: 23 and 24 September 2019, Macquarie University, NSW
About these workshops:
Introduction to Shiny
Building R Packages
This workshop will teach you how to build and develop your own R packages. Beginning by writing a very basic package with documentation, examples, and data, we will then cover package structure (main files and subdirectories: DESCRIPTION, NAMESPACE, R/, man/, inst/, data/) and the features of advanced packages (vignettes/, tests/, src/). The best practices for package development, such as version control via Git and Github, Checking and Releasing packages will also be demonstrated. The official manual,Writing R Extensions, will be referenced throughout.
About our presenters
Justin Wishart is a computational statistician/data scientist at Displayr. Before joining Displayr, he earned his PhD in Statistics at the University of Sydney and had appointments at University of Melbourne, UNSW Australia and Macquarie University. He has research interests in semi and non-parametric regression, change point analysis, inverse problems, empirical likelihood and general use of R and its modern extensions such as rmarkdown, shiny and the tidyverse.
Pierre Lafaye de Micheaux is a Canadian/French/Swiss statistician, born in France in 1973. After two post-docs at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques de Montréal, and at the Brain Imaging Center of McGill University, he got an Assistant Professor position at Grenoble Alps University in 2003. From 2009 to 2010, he was also an Affiliate Researcher at the Grenoble Neuroscience Institute. In 2009, he moved to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Université de Montréal, as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the Associate Professor level in 2011. From 2013 to 2014 he was a Senior Visiting Fellow to the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (School of Psychiatry) of UNSW Sydney. In 2015, he moved for almost two years to the French Engineering school of Statistics and Analysis of Information (CREST-ENSAI), as a Professor of Statistics. He joined the School of Mathematics and Statistics of UNSW Sydney in 2017.
Dr Lafaye de Micheaux works on both Mathematical and Applied Statistics, as well as on the development of R packages and on industrial applications (such as Machine Learning or Deep Learning techniques). He (co)-leads three research groups: Dependence Measures,(Neuro)Imaging Genetics and Data Science and IoT.
Following the workshop Building R Packages on the second day, participants are warmly invited to stay around for the SSA NSW Branch’s September meeting, featuring a talk by Dr Lafaye de Micheaux. Refreshments from 6pm, with the talk starting at 6:30pm.
Register before 10 September to take advantage of Early Bird discounts. Registrations close on 17 September.
For more information and to register for this event, please click here.
Executive Committee, SSA
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Please direct enquiries to:
Marie-Louise Rankin, Executive Officer
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