Brag Meeting 11th May 2017

When: Thursday 11th May 2017, 13:00-14:00.

Location: GP-Y801.

Included in meeting: 

This week we will have two presentations by Leah and Marcela.

Leah’s talk: 

“I will give an introduction to RcppArmadillo.

Rcpp is a popular package in R which allows you to combine your R code with C++ code, which can be a lot faster. The more recent package RcppArmadillo takes advantage of the Armadillo linear algebra library, making it easy to write C++ functions with matrix operations and to call this from R. I will demonstrate some of the basics of RcppArmadillo through a Kalman filtering example which requires many matrix operations.” 

Marcela’s talk:

“Is your die loaded? If not, prove it. If it is, how is it loaded?

We will work in pairs to experiment and apply scientific/ statistical logic to assess how well we can make decisions to answer to questions above.   
To quote Sherlock Holmes “… never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Best regards,

Shovanur and Matt

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