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Quarterly meeting for R enthusiasts with a few short presentations, discussion and networking.

We are at the Event Space in HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place

Manchester M15 4FN

Thanks very much to Tom Liptrot as our guest presenter last meeting.

Details of the next meeting are as follows:

Date: Monday 24th August

6:30 - 6:55pm Pre-Meeting Tutorial - Writing an R Function

R provides a great interface for creating your own reusable algorithms; function. This will be a short tutorial on how to make a function, and how to make it good. Bring a laptop if you feel like following along.

7pm The main meeting begins (there will be breaks for discussion and trips to the bar)


  • The split-apply-combine strategy: an introduction to plyr - Robin Gower
  • Introducing the R Consortium - Chris Campbell

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About us

Chris Campbell

Chris is interested in using analytical approaches to scientific problems. He has used R for investigating polymer medical devices, segmenting images, and performing non-compartmental analysis. Chris is a consultant at Mango Solutions.


Graeme Hutcheson

Graeme is a lecturer in quantitative methods and statistical modelling in the School of Education at Manchester University.  He has used R since version 0.9 to research and teach statistics and is particularly interested in generalized linear models, problems of variable and model selection and in promoting the wider use of R.




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