Our final meeting for 2018 will be held on Wednesday 21st of November, from 5.30pm. The venue is David Hume Tower, room LG.09 (see map below). As usual, the meeting will be open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome!
Our first guest speaker this month will be Dr Michael Spencer, data scientist and hydrologist at Scotland’s Rural College. He will be talking about GIS and R, and proposing some answers to the following question:
Data Science and GIS
(handout here, slides to follow)
There’s a lot of buzz around spatial data science. The
sfpackage has made some great progress in undertaking traditional GIS tasks within R. But where are the limits of R in spatial work and what role does traditional desktop GIS software have to play in our workflow?
Our second speaker will be Dr Christophe Ladroue, senior statistical software programmer at Quantics, UK. He will be discussing:
Debugging with RStudio
(see code example here)
Rdebugger, including some options present in RStudio.
Here is a map of where we’ll be for the meeting, followed by a trip to the nearby St. Andrews Brewing Co. pub:
See you there!