Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00:00 PM Oak Park Library (Large Meeting Room) 9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, KS

• What we'll do

Bob Wakefield will talk about "Big Data Technologies and Why They Matter To R Users."

The way we store and manage data is changing. In the old days, there were only a handful of file formats and databases. Now there are countless databases and numerous file formats. The methods by which we access the data has also increased in number. As R users, we often access and analyze data in highly inefficient ways. Big Data tech has solved some of those problems.

This presentation will take attendees on a quick tour of the various relevant Big Data technologies. I'll explain how these technologies fit together to form a stack for various data analysis uses cases. We'll talk about what these technologies mean for the future of analyzing data with R.

Even if you work with "small data" this presentation will still be of interest because some Big Data tech has a small data use case.

Doug Kroencke will talk about "Tidy Stock Analysis Using R". A synopsis of his talk is at, and his source code is at

• What to bring
Bring your laptop, if you like. The library has free wifi.

• Important to know
These meetings are great, no matter if you are a beginner or a professional R programmer.

Please note the change in time and location! The meeting room is to the right, all the way down to the end. Click here for event

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