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November 2018

SparkSQL and DataFrames with PySpark

November 13 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Presenters: Alex Cao, Ellen Paquet and Seth Meyer

Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. Industry has quickly adopted Spark and deployed it at scale for processing…

Data Processing in Python using Pandas

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to Python’s Pandas. We’ll start with a brief explanation of Anaconda and the Jupyter notebook environment (although not required for the participant, the instructor will…

Easy Bayes with rstanarm and brms

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This talk will demonstrate how to turn some standard analyses into Bayesian extensions with the rstanarm and brms packages.  Basic regression and mixed models will serve as the basis for demonstrating…

Matching with R

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

An introduction to matching, such as propensity score matching, using R's "optmatch" package. Matching is used to improve balance between groups, typically in observational studies, by creating quasi-experimental strata of similar individuals. We…

Web Scraping with Python

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This workshop will provide an overview of how to scrape data from html pages and website APIs using Python. This will mostly be accomplished using the Python requests, beautifulsoup, retry…

Mixed Models and Latent Growth Curves

November 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will compare two common approaches to dealing with longitudinal data, mixed models* and latent growth curves (LGC)*.  While mixed models can be understood from a standard regression modeling…

Spatial point process models

November 29 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Spatial point (and marked point) process models help us analyze the geometrical pattern of points in space and find application in a variety of fields including image processing, public health,…

An Introduction to MATLAB

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop introduces participants to MATLAB. Topics include indexing and slicing of vectors and matrices, creation of script M-files and functions, control flow operators and basic 2D and 3D visualization.…

December 2018

Introduction to Survey Design: Data Collection, Questionnaire Design and Response Processes

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This lecture-format workshop will present an overview of available modes and methods of survey data collection as well as an introduction to the survey response process and implications for questionnaire…

February 2019

Statistical Analysis with R

February 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Feb 4 & 5, 2019
Presenters: Chris Andrews is a statistical consultant at CSCAR and statistician in the UM Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Formerly he was Research Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. He currently is the lead statistician for the Northeast Region Biostatistics Core of the Women’s Health Initiative and has additional experience as a statistical consultant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

This is a two day workshop (February 4 and 5) in R which  is a free and open source environment for data analysis and statistical computing.  While R contains many…