Great Plains R-Users Group Conference

May 29 & 30, 2014

On the Campus of Dordt College — Sioux Center, IA

   

   
    Wednesday

         
Early housing check-in available for workshop participants

   
Thursday, pre-conference workshops:


            7:30 AM   -   8:30 AM        Workshop & Conference registration and Continental Breakfast (Campus Center)     

        Paul Teetor, Presenter ($200 for one session only, $275 for both sessions)

            8:00 AM   - 12:00 PM        Introduction to R: Getting started with R, from first steps to basic operations
            1:00 PM   -   5:00 PM        Next Steps with R:  Statistics, graphics and regression
                                                      
        Nathan Tintle, Presenter (free due to NSF grant)

            9:00 AM   -  4:00 PM        Teaching the Statistical investigation process with randomization-based
                                                       inference
      

        NOTE:  Lunch will be provided for all participants in any workshop


    Thursday Evening

          4:30 PM   -   5:30 PM        Conference registration (Campus Center Lower Level)     
          6:00 PM   -   6:30 PM        Kick-off dinner and welcome (Campus Center Lower Level)
          6:30 PM   -   7:15 PM        Keynote Speaker:  Terry Therneau - So You Want to Make  A Package
          7:15 PM   -   8:00 PM        Keynote Speaker:  Randy Pruim - Less Volume, More Creativity:  Using RStudio
                                                                                                               and the mosaic package to quick-start learning R

          8:00 PM   -   9:00 PM        Dessert and poster session


    Friday (all Friday presentations will be held in Campus Center - Room 318)

          7:00 AM   -   8:15 AM        Breakfast (Cafeteria)
          7:30 AM   -   8:30 AM        Friday-only Conference registration (Campus Center Lower Level)     
          8:30 AM   -   8:35 AM        Welcome, daily schedule overview (Campus Center Lower Level)
          8:35 AM   -   9:20 AM        Keynote Speaker:  Paul Teetor - Statistical Programming: Breaking Out of the Box - Part 1
          9:30 AM   - 10:30 AM        Contributed Talk – Thomas Brandenburger (South Dakota State University):  Data     
                                                       aggregation in R

        10:00 AM   - 10:30 AM        Contributed Talk – Yihui Xie (RStudio, Inc.):  The next generation of dynamic documents
                                                       with R markdown

        10:30 AM   - 10:45 AM        Coffee break
 
        10:45 AM   - 11:15 AM        Keynote Speaker:  Terry Therneau - Using Multiple Outcomes in Survival Models
        11:15 AM   - 11:45 PM        Contributed Talk – Kyle Caudle (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology): Teaching
                                                       Statistics with R Commander

        11:45 AM   - 12:15 PM        Panel Discussion: When should students first see R? (Moderator: Nathan Tintle)

        12:15 PM   -   1:00 PM         Lunch (Cafeteria)

          1:15 PM   -   1:45 PM         Keynote Speaker:  Randy Pruim - An introduction to creating data visualizations
                                                                                                                with ggplot2

          1:45 PM   -   2:15 PM         Contributed Talk – Jixiang Wu (South Dakota State University):  minque: An R package
                                                       for various linear mixed model analyses

          2:15 PM   -   2:45 PM         Contributed Talk – Xiaoyue Cheng (Iowa State University):  Visualizing areal data via  
                                                       cartograms
    

          2:45 PM   -   3:15 PM         Contributed Talk – Jon Anderson (University of Minnesota-Morris):  Impact of
                                                       management practices and distillers’ grains feeding on the prevalence of E coli O157
                                                       in feedlot cattle in Minnesota
     
          3:15 PM   -   3:30 PM         Coffee break


          3:30 PM   -   4:00 PM         Keynote Speaker:  Paul Teetor - Statistical Programming: Breaking Out of the Box - Part 2
          4:00 PM   -   4:30 PM         Contributed Talk – Susan VanderPlas (Iowa State University):  animint—Interactive,
                                                       animated ggplot2 graphics for the web

          4:30 PM   -   5:00 PM         Contributed Talk – Margo Mortland (esurance.com):  Exploring time series forecasting
                                                       using the forecast package

          5:00 PM   -   5:15 PM         Concluding session


          5:15 PM   -   6:00 PM         Check-out / Depart


























   

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