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Robin Gower commented on Robin Gower's blog post Invitation to an Introduction to GNU-R
"@Tom R is both a computing environment and a language in it's own right.  There are several packages that act as wrappers for C or Fortran.  Loosely speaking you could consider it as a replacement for SPSS (indeed there are packages…"
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Larry commented on Robin Gower's blog post Invitation to an Introduction to GNU-R
"R is a statistical computing environment. I would consider it more similar to Matlab than SPSS or SAS although I could be wrong. R is widely used in several industries and is gaining a lot of momentum in the statistical and analytics…"
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Invitation to an Introduction to GNU-R

I'll be giving a talk[1] in October to introduce people to GNU-R[2] - a popular and free statistical language and computing environment.The talk is being hosted by the Manchester Free Software group[3] and will be held at the Madlab[4] on 19/10/10 19:00-20:30.Naturally I'll be taking questions on the day but if you can think of any particular topics that you would like me to cover then please post a comment with your suggestions.I look forward to seeing you there!Robin[1]…See More
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Robin Gower replied to Will Hardman's discussion Looking for analytics firms / consultancies around Bristol, UK
"Hi Will, Don't just look at the management consultancies - many firms operating at a sufficient scale will have an on-going requirement for analysts. Have you thought about the Office for National Statistics? Newport isn't too far away…"
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Robin Gower replied to Vincent Granville's discussion AnalyticBridge competition: investigate the spectacular stock market collapse of May 6, 2010 in the group Data Mining Competitions
"Wasn't this blamed on a 'fat finger'?! Apparently, somebody meant to type 'm' for million and accidentally pressed 'b' for billion causing automated trading systems to spin out of control."
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"I'm not sure that risk analysis was to blame. Surely the problem is that chaotic weather patterns are extremely hard to predict; iirc weather models tend to the 'white earth scenario' - i.e. a global freeze - when applied to…"
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Feb 19, 2010

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Invitation to an Introduction to GNU-R

I'll be giving a talk[1] in October to introduce people to GNU-R[2] - a popular and free statistical language and computing environment.

The talk is being hosted by the Manchester Free Software group[3] and will be held at the Madlab[4] on 19/10/10 19:00-20:30.



Naturally I'll be taking questions on the day but if you can think of any particular topics that you would like me to cover then please post a comment with your suggestions.



I look forward to seeing you… Continue

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

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At 3:42pm on February 19, 2008, Robin Gower said…
As you've no doubt learned, work experience is vital. My first break came when, after many knock-backs, I applied for a job that I thought was "beneath" my skills/ salary expectations. I wasn't in the post long before my new employer realised what I was worth and I was soon promoted. It's very hard to convince people of your worth without having credentials to back-up your abilities (I'm afraid academic qualifications alone are insufficient). You might consider volunteering (charities will welcome analytical support) to build-up your CV.

The general rule for job searching is to keep your options open - keep thinking of alternatives. If you can't find work in statistical/ analytical businesses then apply for analytical jobs in other industries.

Keep your chin up, and don't let the rejections grind you down!

Let me know how you get on...
 
 
 

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