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October 2019

Back to a Future: Asynchronous Computing with futures in R

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Asynchronous computing is an umbrella term encompassing parallel and concurrent computational programs in which some tasks can be executed without a strict sequential order.  A future is a programming abstraction for a value…

Mediation Models: A demonstration using multiple packages

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mediation models are commonly applied in a variety of modeling settings, and people will typically flock to tools specific to structural equation modeling like Mplus or Amos for analysis.  However,…

Introduction to Performance Analysis of Scientific Software

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

We all had this: "My program is too slow". We all have heard: "Use Fortran and C++, they are fast."  But will it really help? We all have heard also:…

Research Computing on the Great Lakes Cluster

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Great Lakes Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating…

November 2019

Intro to SQL

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever want to know how to communicate with a database? You need to know SQL, a standard programming language for working with relational database management systems in data warehouses or…

Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras/TensorFlow

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) are used as a machine learning method for both regression and classification problems. Keras is a high-level, Python interface running on top of multiple neural network…

Android Application Development: An Overview

November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Mobile app development is one of the biggest new industries of the last decade. As of 2017, Google and Apple (the creators of Android and iOS, respectively) confirmed a combined…

Improving the Performance of Scientific Software

November 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

This is a continuation of the workshop "Introduction to performance analysis of scientific software".  Now, we know how to measure overall performance of our software and can make a good…

Stata 16 New Data Management Features

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East, 915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Audience: Stata users familiar with data management who want an overview of the new data management features introduced in Stata 16. We'll cover the two main data management features introduced…

Rcpp: Integrating C++ into R

November 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Rcpp package for R provides “seamless R and C++ integration”.  In this workshop, we will discuss the use of Rcpp to speed up existing R code by rewriting slow functions…