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Presentation: "The R language: The good, the bad, and the ugly"

Track: Languages / Time: Tuesday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Lille Sal, Musikhuset

R is a domain-specific language for analyzing data. Why does data analysis need its own DSL? What does R do well and what does it do poorly? How can developers take advantage of R's strengths and mitigate its weaknesses? This talk will give some answers to these questions.

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John Cook, Research Statistician at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

John Cook

Biography: John Cook

John Cook works at the confluence of applied mathematics and software development. After receiving a Ph.D. in from the University of Texas, he taught mathematics at Vanderbilt University. He then left academia to work as a software developer and consultant. He currently works as a research statistician at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His career has been a blend of research, software development,consulting, and management. His areas of application have ranged from the search for oil deposits to the search for a cure for cancer. He lives in Houston with his wife and four daughters.

Twitter: @JohnDCook