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Friday, April 22, 2011

I got a golden R/Finance 2011!

So I found a cheap plane ticket and a discounted room therefore I am on my way to Chicago next week and R in Finance 2011.  Friday's line up includes Michael Kane on FINRA Regulation a week before he presents Esperr at the Boston useR group. Followed close behind by the Ambassador of Cool at Large, Bryan Lewis presenting the Betfair package. The Cerebral Mastication man himself, J. D. Long, winner of the best blog name in the R community closes out the first day with a talk on Segue for R.

The next day may be an even stronger group. I am especially looking forward the Parallel Benchmarking presentation from Niemenmaa. It should be a great weekend topped off by Sunday May First which is my birthday.


  1. Hey, it sure does sound like an exciting weekend! I'd really appreciate it if you would share some stories for those of us who didn't get to go. Thanks, and happy b-day!

  2. Thanks. It ended up being a great weekend. When you have a group of statisticians in a great city like Chicago with good food/booze and some great presentations you really can not go wrong. I think the presentations are up on the R/Finance site now, but I do not know that for sure. The main theme, was not surprisingly, reducing volatility even if it reduced expected return.

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