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[Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Madlab. Tuesday, 19th October. Rob

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Reminder: MFS Talk. Madlab. Tuesday, 19th October. Robin Gower, "An Introduction to GNU R"
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:13:35 +0100
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Michael Dorrington wrote:
> Please feel free to forward this to those that would welcome it.
> * Talk: An Introduction to GNU R <http://www.r-project.org/>.
> * Speaker: Robin Gower
> * Location: Madlab. (Manchester Digital Laboratory). Upstairs.
> * Address: 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN.
> "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)"
>   http://madlab.org.uk/
> * Date: Tuesday, 19th October 2010 (3rd Tuesday of the month)
> * Start time: 19:00
> * Finish time: 20:30
> Details
> -------
> This talk will be especially of interest to free software enthusiasts
> and those wanting to analyse data. Though don't be concerned if the
> statistics and programming seem too much because GNU R produces
> beautiful graphs that all can appreciate and understand, see the GNU R
> screenshots <http://www.r-project.org/screenshots/screenshots.html>.
>     "R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists
> of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a debugger,
> access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs
> stored in script files. It is free software distributed under a
> GNU-style copyleft, and an official part of the GNU project ("GNU S").
> This 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."
>     Robin Gower is director of Infonomics Limited, economic consultant
> and software developer. Robin has been using R for the past three years
> providing analysis and visualisation for clients in public, private and
> social sectors.
> Location
> --------
> The meeting will take place at the usual time, 7pm, at Madlab on Edge
> Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft
> Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". We will be located upstairs. The
> venue provides wifi. The talk is followed by an informal discussion in
> the bar opposite (A Place Called Common
> <http://www.aplacecalledcommon.co.uk/>).
> More Information
> ----------------
> General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found
> on our website.
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/Meetings
> * http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester/2010-10-19
> If you would like five minutes to tell us about something, please
> contact us at <address@hidden>.

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