The meeting next week is sponsored by Cerner  
Bill Fellows will be presenting:
Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
Please RSVP for free here (please be sure to register if you're reasonably sure you can make it, as we use this list for food and door prizes):
Presenter: Bill Fellows is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Business Intelligence professional in Kansas City, Missouri. He’s been focused on data integration, database design, and development since 1999. He is the organizer of the Kansas City SQL Saturdays and a regular speaker at SQL Server community events.
Topic:Understanding of the R language and how it can be used to perform basic statistical observations with data from SQL Server
Interested in getting started with the popular statistical analysis language R? This is the session for you. Learn what software you need, how to connect to a data base and perform basic analysis on your data.
Please note, this will be an evening meeting at the Cerner Riverport Campus, drinks and food will be available.
Meeting Schedule for Thursday, December 18th, 2014:

  • 6:00 - 6:10 - Greeting and Housekeeping
  • 6:10 - 7:30 - Presentation
  • 7:30 - Door Prizes and wrap up
    We look forward to seeing you all soon!

    Cerner Riverport Campus
    6177 NE Birmingham
    Kansas City, MO  64117

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